Middle School

Investigative Science Learning Environments: Exploring NGSS-aligned Approaches to Teaching Physics

This workshop will explore the ISLE Approach of instruction in the STEM classroom and how to create an environment in which students can discover and learn physics for themselves.

Making Sense of Word Problems in Math Class (Grades 7-12)

This workshop will explore a variety of student-centered approaches to problem-solving in the math classroom.

Three Dimensional Unit Planning Using NGSS

In this workshop we will be using all three dimensions of NGSS to design a coherent and conceptual unit plan that will foster enduring understanding of not only content but the big ideas in science.

Getting Students to Ask Good Questions in the Middle School Math Classroom

This workshop is geared toward middle school Math teachers and will explore the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), developed by the Right Question Institute.

Energize the energy story! A new way to think about energy in the biology classroom

This workshop will explore key methods to help students understand how energy, a key cross-cutting concept in the Next Generation Science Standards, can be represented by the unified idea of energy storage and transfer in the biological world.

Teacher Field Trip: Exploring Turtle Pond and the Urban Ecologies of Central Park

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