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2014 California STEM Summit

2014 California STEM Summit



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    • Endeavour Academy: STEM Courses for Middle and High School Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 1:30 pm till 2:25 pm
    • Agenda  Welcome – Introductions  The Endeavour Institute – What we are and What we do.  The New Standards in a Nutshell – Common Core ELA – Common Core Math – Next Generation Science Standards   Activity Example Close
    • Welcome  Announcements: Date Feb 12 Feb 18 Mar 12 Mar 21 Apr 2 May 3 May 23 May 27  Event Science after Dark – Science of Chocolate, Café Roma Focus Meeting 3, Science after Dark – A Day in the Life of Rattlesnakes Collaborative Workshop 3 Focus Meeting 4 Balloon Fest – Paso Robles Collaborative Workshop 4 Focus Meeting 5 Introductions Details posted on: http://endeavourinstitute.org click on Event Calendar (upper left corner) Balloon Fest: http://championship.endeavours.org
    • Endeavour Institute The Endeavour Institute is dedicated to inspiring and engaging our youth and implementing a new education paradigm within our schools and communities. The Endeavour Institute consists of the Endeavour Center and Endeavour Academies. It is a non-profit (501(c)3) division of Space Information Labs, Inc (SIL).
    • The Endeavour Academy: Endeavour_Academy.mpg
    • Our Vision: America’s youth, enthusiastic and successful, with high paying jobs; as they actively contribute to America’s technological future in the new Global economy. The Endeavour Mission: To promote effective teaching of critical STEM learning and problem-solving skills that students need to succeed; as well as public awareness and support for America’s scientific and technological endeavors.
    • Endeavour Goals • Inspire students to • • • Understand the world around them, Succeed academically, and Give back to the communities in which they live and work. • Engage students with exciting challenges and practical applications while developing communication, entrepreneurial, and team-building skills that can be used for a life-time. • Educate students to prepare them to be successful in college and challenging careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
    • Our Core Activities  Academies:  Seminars and Workshops: Bringing highly effective hands-on STEM courses into the schools. Mentoring teachers and engaging students.  CCSTEM:  Public STEM Events: Engaging students, Building active collaborations with STEM organizations both locally and statewide. schools, parents, and the community in exciting and challenging events.
    • The Endeavour Center  Seminars and Workshops: Mentoring teachers and engaging students.  NASA Resource Center:  Observatory:  Great Connections: Located just outside We are the Central Coast’s source of NASA educational materials. Research grade telescope available to schools and amateur astronomers. Vandenberg Air Force Base.
    • Endeavour® Academy UC Approved Curriculum Middle and High School STEM Classes • Aerospace Technology & Modeling – 8th grade • Mission to Planet Earth Systems – 9th Grade (UC Science, lab D) • Intro to Engineering Science – 10th grade (UC science, college prep, lab science D) • Mechatronics – 11th Grade (UC science, college prep, honors, lab science D) • Engineering Design – 12th Grade (UC science, college prep, honors, lab science D)
    • The Endeavour Paradigm A STEM Education Methodology •Project-based, Learn-by-doing, Inquiry Model •Fundamental skills  knowledge •Just-in-Time Lessons: “Pull” vs “Push” •Guide or Coach vs. Gatekeeper •Exciting challenges and real problem solving opportunities •Extensive collaborations with NASA, Universities, and industry •Enhanced core content, expert mentoring, & advanced technology
    • The Endeavour Collaboration Model A STEM Education Methodology •Students: We must Inspire and Engage them to be active collaborators in their own education •Teachers: model skills, increase knowledge, build enthusiasm, and confidence •Parents and Community: support, encourage, and volunteer •Universities: Guidance, Mentoring, review, content knowledge •Industry: real world applications, mentoring, high tech support •NASA: Exciting challenges, timely environmental issues, extensive teacher and curriculum support
    • The New Standards Just another disruption… Or Great news for progressive teachers.
    • Common Core - ELA Focuses on CCR (College and Career Ready) standards  Not just literature and descriptive writing  Adds technical reading and writing  Adds speaking, listening, and presenting  Adds specific responsibilities for teachers in technical subjects as well as English teachers. 
    • Common Core - Math
    • NGSS Designed around 3 Dimensions 1. Scientific and Engineering Practices 2. Crosscutting Concepts 3. Disciplinary Core Ideas
    • NGSS - Dimension 1  Scientific and Engineering Practices 1 Asking and designing problems 2 Developing and using models 3 Planning and carrying out investigations 4 Analyzing and interpreting data 5 Using mathematics and computational thinking 6 Developing explanations and designing solutions 7 Engaging in argument from evidence 8 Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
    • NGSS – Dimension 2  Crosscutting Concepts 1. Patterns 2. Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Explanation 3. Scale, Proportion, and Quantity 4. Systems and System Models 5. Energy and Matter: Flows, Cycles, and Conservation 6. Structure and Function 7. Stability and Change
    • Smarter Balanced Assessment What they can do, not just what they know. Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia (SBAC) Computer Adaptive Testing The SBAC summative assessment will include:  selected response,  constructed response,  technology enhanced, and  performance task items. Advantages of computer adaptive testing:  More efficient than fixed-form testing, requiring fewer questions to accurately determine each student’s achievement level.  Provides information about the full range of learning  In contrast, A paper and pencil test is confined to the content within the printed document. Student results are likewise confined to the grade level tested  Provides information that goes into more depth within the grade level as well as information outside of the grade level  Important for classroom educators to plan teaching and learning opportunities  Precision of the scores is more accurate  Offers faster results, with the turnaround time of weeks rather months
    • Comparisons  Mathematics – Graphing – 5th grade – Previous Math content standards:  Data Analysis 1.4 “Identify ordered pairs of data from a graph and interpret…” – CCSS:  5.G.A: “Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems.” – NGSS:  3-5-ETS1: “Students who demonstrate understanding can: Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem…”
    • Teaching Graphing and Kinematics walk back and forth in front of Motion Detector
    • Graph Matching Activity
    • Close Endeavour Institute and the new standards  How will this affect you and what can you do  Evaluation Survey 