Upcoming Summer Intensive

Introduction to Active Learning in STEM During this one-week introduction to the principles of active learning in STEM, we’ll introduce several strategies such as facilitating student discourse, modeling, multiple representations in problem solving, and curriculum design. We will explore these ideas by investigating content from several cross-cutting-concepts within the physical and life science contexts at middle and high school levels. You'll
Teaching Biology and the Living Environment via the NGSS This workshop will explore active learning strategies for deepening your students’ understanding of crucial concepts in biology and the living environment, and help you effectively implement a student-centered and NGSS aligned approach to science education. During this session, teachers will engage in thought-provoking, pertinent experiments that you can utilize in your own classroom. As a
NGSS and Phenomena-Based Learning Experience learning from a phenomenal perspective! In this workshop, participants will learn how to use phenomena to engage students in Next Generation Science Standards, which integrate science practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Phenomena are observable events that occur in the world and something educators can use to inspire discussion and understanding of key
Seeing Science Everywhere: Best Practices in Elementary (K-5) STEM This workshop will focus on ways to help children in the elementary grades (K-5) learn to ask and answer questions, make predictions, gather evidence, find patterns, and communicate their ideas. Through a series of hands-on activities and discussions, participants will explore how to use inquiry-driven, collaborative, and phenomena-based investigations with elementary students. In “student mode,”
Design, Engineering and Maker Cultures Interested in learning more about the engineering and design process, and how to incorporate it into your classroom? This workshop is designed to show how you can infuse engineering and design thinking into your curriculum. Drawing from the NGSS Engineering Design standards we'll explore how students can use design and affordable makerspace technologies to ask
Introduction to BioTechnology In this workshop explore how biotechnology can be integrated into your living environment or life sciences curriculum. In this workshop explore how biotechnology can be integrated into your living environment or life sciences curriculum. As the application of technology to benefit human life, Biotechnology can include the use of living systems for research and development