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    1. 1. Greater Proficiency in Science Phase III: Focusing on Inquiry
    2. 2. What is the program?
    3. 3. What is the program? • Present a model for interdisciplinary outreach to K-12 education for STEM Faculty • Explain the various considerations of ItS as an “umbrella program” that could support multiple groups within the University and K12. • Provide background on the Investigate the State program and how it can support a wide variety of educational outreach for STEM fields
    4. 4. What we’ve done so far...
    5. 5. What we’ve done so far... ORIGINAL GPS GROUP (2008) • Started with 3rd - 7th grade teachers • Initial focus on reviewing data to determine gaps in student achievement • A traditional “lesson study” approach was used to develop new lessons on critical topics • Incorporated technology to support instruction
    6. 6. What we’ve done so far...
    7. 7. What we’ve done so far... GPS Expansion (2009) - INVESTIGATE THE STATE • 8-9th grade teachers • Focus was on beginning to use inquiry practices by starting with existing inquiry curriculum units on water quality and air quality • “Modified lesson study” using videocameras to collaborate on improving/modifying lessons • Incorporated technology to support instruction
    8. 8. GPS - PHASE III 2010-2011 School Year
    9. 9. WHO...
    10. 10. WHO... • 3rd-9th grade teachers • Past teachers have priority, then new teachers • Teachers from the previous Math/Science Centers(Eastern UP, Seaborg, DIISD, and Northwoods) • Teachers from the Great Lakes M/S Center (CharEm ISD and COP ESD) • First come, first served - check with your M/S Center
    11. 11. WHERE...
    12. 12. WHERE... • First session split into East and West sites • Most workshops will take place at M/S Centers (either “live” with facilitators or via ITV) • Intermediate small group meetings via ITV, at schools, or at your local M/S Center • Summer Wrap-Up session at one site • Much of the “collaboration” and “work” takes place online through the project’s Moodle site
    13. 13. WHEN...
    14. 14. WHEN... • Introductory workshop for new teachers (only) in late September 2010 • Kickoff large group workshops in early fall 2010 • Four other workshops spread during the school year - dates will be announced in late August • Final conference gathering in June (after school year) • Work group activities are scheduled by each group
    15. 15. WHAT...
    16. 16. The Science
    17. 17. The Science • Focus: INQUIRY SKILLS AND PROJECT BASED SCIENCE • Will vary by grade level and subject • Based on the most challenging topics as reflected through student achievement and the SEC • Will receive support from content experts
    18. 18. Inquiry Units and Projects
    19. 19. Inquiry Units and Projects • Goal: Develop and use an inquiry- based curriculum unit that addresses the problematic skills and content for your students. • Incorporate assessment practices and problem science concepts into the lesson activities • Develop your formative assessment skills and practices
    20. 20. Technology Integration
    21. 21. Technology Integration • Focus on using technology to support teaching, assessment / reflection, and student learning • New participants will receive tools to support their participation in the process • Sessions will have a specific technology focus, along with online supports
    22. 22. HOW...
    23. 23. Lesson Study and Video Reflection
    24. 24. Lesson Study and Video Reflection • Collaborate with other teachers, facilitators, and content experts • Video records of your instruction and student efforts will guide reflection • Data and other assessments will help you evaluate progress toward learning goals
    25. 25. The fruits of our labors... A Network of Professional Educators with Common Goals and Experiences
    26. 26. The fruits of our labors... A set of technology resources for teacher and student use
    27. 27. The fruits of our labors... Assessment practices and data to guide decisions about instruction
    28. 28. The fruits of our labors... A variety of “tested” inquiry curriculum units and resources ready to use
    29. 29. The fruits of our labors... Kids get an authentic understanding of (and appreciation for) science
    30. 30. WHAT...