During the last decade of working as a consultant one of my favorite partners to collaborate with has been Pacific Education Institute. They provide excellent free materials focused on getting students outside engaging in authentic science and engineering tasks.
There is an opportunity coming up soon to join PEI for an online workshop on Designing Field Investigations.
See information below and click HERE for the registration form. (I wish I wasn’t booked on these days so I could join in!)
Below is information from PEI:
This is a FREE workshop in three components:
Jan 11, 4pm – 6pm (ZOOM)
Asynchronous Tasks (approximately 2 hours)
Jan 25, 4pm – 6pm (ZOOM)
Participants completing all three components will receive 6 Washington State approved STEM clock hours and the opportunity to earn an implementation stipend.
Click HERE to review the PEEC-Alignment document as a PDF or Word document. Then you can provide feedback HERE by July 1, 2015.
Here is a piece of text from the front matter of the document on p. 2:
First, a few words about PEEC-Alignment. The acronym is intentionally a play on words. In one sense, the evaluation is a peek, or a quick look at a program. In another sense, this document describes a peak, the highest point, principal, or most important features of NGSS-aligned programs. PEEC-Alignment is designed to achieve both of these important goals.
I was reading the Science Cheerleader’s blog and thought I would share this too. NPR’s Science Friday recently featured an unusual Mini Golf Park where kids play miniature gold and learn scientific concepts. Sounds like I need to take a trip to New York. See the embedded clip below and visit the NPR article.