1:00-2:15 Introduction Activity - The 4 "fishes" (dolphin, eel, turtle, shark) Which animal best represents your personality and why? (And how exactly is this related to NGSS?!)
Introduction to NGSS - big shifts, three dimensions Pre/Post guiding question: What are you thinking about NGSS and Project-based learning?
Self-guided exploration of NGSS document. You may want to watch some of the short videos that give background information and grounding in the document as a whole. Explore the different ways to view the NGSS (by topic, by DCI, search Crosscutting Concepts). What excites you about the NGSS? Does anything intimidate you? What are you thinking about NGSS now?
Introduction to shifts in CCSS Pre/Post guiding question: What are you thinking about implementing CCSS in your classroom?
2:00-2:10 Stand-up, hand-up, pair-up (networking break) Find someone else that you didn’t know before today and find out about what they are most looking forward to for next school year.
2:15-2:30 Snack Break
2:30-3:10 Pond Activity - The Spring of Wailele Let's explore one potential project site through the lens of the NGSS. We will be collecting and analyzing water quality data as well as surveying the biodiversity of the pond.
Questions to consider: What kinds of questions could you ask about the pond? What problems do you see? What potential projects might emerge? What connections can you find between the site and the NGSS standards (think 3 dimensionally)? What reading/writing/presentation activities could be integrated (look at the CCSS connections to NGSS)? How might you collaborate with other teachers on projects involving this site?