Evolution + Student Discourse = Student Engagement

Led by: Chris Resch and Glen Stuart Interested in learning how to raise the level of student discourse and reflection in your class? Are you tired of using grades as a motivating factor for promoting engagement? Want to learn some key strategies for getting students of all ability levels interested and engaged in your lesson?

Energy is Energy: A two-part Workshop on a Consistent Approach in Bio, Chem, and Physics

Students often struggle with understanding energy and comprehending its crucial role in all science disciplines. This workshop will show you how to build a consistent model for energy across bio, chem, and physics. You will explore key methods to help students understand how energy, a key cross-cutting concept in the Next Generation Science Standards, can

Modeling Instruction™ in High School Chemistry II

Workshop Leaders: Donghong Sun and Larry Dukerich. This workshop is intended for chemistry teachers who have begun to teach chemistry usingModeling Instruction™, a research-based, reformed pedagogy that is completely aligned with the eight Science & Engineering Practices in the Next Generation Science Standards: <> After a debrief of their experiences teaching the core curriculum (units

Interactive Simulations + CER = Effective Biology Class

Led by Christopher Resch and Glen Stuart Are your students having trouble articulating the evidence and reasoning behind sex-linked genes?  There is a simulation for that! 

Inheritance: A Case study in Biological Modeling

A workshop centered on utilizing biological simulations along with a discussion of how you can implement CER as a standardized way of communicating and assessing student understanding.

Using Pond Protozoa to Reshape Your Curriculum

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create a year long curriculum using nothing but some microorganisms from your local pond.