Endeavour Academy: STEM Courses for Middle and High School


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Endeavour Academy: STEM Courses for Middle and High School

  1. 1. Endeavour Academy: STEM Courses for Middle and High School Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 1:30 pm till 2:25 pm
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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).
  5. 5. The Endeavour Academy: Endeavour_Academy.mpg
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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).
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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)
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. The New Standards Just another disruption… Or Great news for progressive teachers.
  14. 14. 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. 
  15. 15. Common Core - Math
  16. 16. NGSS Designed around 3 Dimensions 1. Scientific and Engineering Practices 2. Crosscutting Concepts 3. Disciplinary Core Ideas
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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…”
  21. 21. Teaching Graphing and Kinematics walk back and forth in front of Motion Detector
  22. 22. Graph Matching Activity
  23. 23. Close Endeavour Institute and the new standards  How will this affect you and what can you do  Evaluation Survey 