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May 18, 2023 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

For Building Leaders – Teaching in the Academic Core through the lens of SEL

Jen Eklund, Miranda Johnson

The purpose
is a workshop for K-12 teachers to weave systems thinking into any core science unit. This workshop has proven effective for a broad range of contexts from the wide range of district contexts, and can strengthen the learning in any science unit at any grade level. It serves well as a Tier-1/prerequisite for other workshops ISB offers, and systems thinking skills are helpful in understanding all the 8 SEPs and 7CCCs in the NGSS/WSSLS.

The structure is a 4-hour workshop. The workshop is built in 3 steps:

  1. Teacher participants expand their knowledge about systems, systems thinking, creating and iterating models to develop scientific explanations, and how system models can be integrated into 3-Dimensional science learning lessons. Teachers use their own community infrastructure for scenarios. For career connections we use a strategy, “Who are the people in your neighborhood?”
  2. Teacher teams plan their implementation.

Teachers implement the OER unit and embed systems thinking into 3-dimensional science learning in their grade/district context.

Event Notes:
Funding provided by the Washington State Legislature through the ClimeTime Proviso and is available to Washington State educators only.

STEM Clock Hours:
4 STEM clock hours

Stipend: $300 for successful completion of the workshop

Tues, May 16, 2023
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Thurs, May 18, 2023
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM