2017 - 2018 PRISM Science Workshops
Location: MSU - PRISM Center, Blanton Hall

Please view each workshop carefully because the rates and times vary. PD certificate issued upon completion. Registration is required for every workshop. Coffee, tea and parking included.

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1 Normal Avenue
Blanton Hall
Montclair, NJ 07043
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November 28 - NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practices and Language Arts: Maybe you're already doing it! Grades K-5
The NGSS applies scientific and engineering practices to investigating new events and new phenomena. They teach students to think in a logical, scientific manner, whether observing our natural world, designing an experiment, solving an engineering challenge, or presenting findings to a group. While these practices are specific to science and engineering, they are applicable across disciplines. Come to this workshop where we will work through a sample story that is not directly science, but identify the science practices that are there. You will then use the same techniques on stories, articles and/or assignments you currently use to find and apply the science practices in them, integrate science in a meaningful way in your teaching, and learn some science as well! BRING: stories, articles and/or assignments you currently use.

Facilitator: Joanne Kornoelje   Cost: $150

December 1 - NGSS-Beyond the Basics, Gr K-5
This workshop will take classroom teachers and curriculum developers beyond the introductory level of aligning with the NGSS. We will experience Integrating the three dimensions of the NGSS to craft comprehensive educational designs. Examples will show how the science and engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts are infused into units and support learning the disciplinary core ideas. Lessons and units will be dissected to show how the 5-Es work with the NGSS and help us use the NGSS evidence statements as part of the embedded assessment process. Teachers are encouraged to bring portable devices (smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks).

Facilitator: Christopher Hunninghake Cost: $150

December 8 - "Ooh NOT Eww!" NGSS –aligned Organism Study for Elementary Students, Gr K-5
Experience first-hand a living organism investigation that you can use directly with your young scientists in your classroom. Our investigation will be driven by observations, questions, experiments, data analysis, and literature. You will take home a differentiated student notebook, a curriculum unit and resources to support your student work back in your classrooms.

Facilitator: Jean Myers Cost: $150

December 15 - NGSS Aligned Engineering Challenges for Elementary Students (due to popular demand), Gr K -5
Participate in an engineering design challenge based on NGSS Engineering Practice. Experience first-hand the engineering design process and learn about a number of practical examples of classroom-tested elementary engineering challenges. Examine a variety of hands-on science and literacy materials, classroom videos, and student work from elementary engineering challenges, from river erosion prevention, ice cube keeper, to an alarm device. Learn strategies to develop engineering challenges for your classroom that you can embed in your science curriculum. Take home differentiated student notebook templates and access online pre-designed unit and engineering resources for support.

Facilitator: Jean Myers Cost: $150

January 12, 2018 - “Who stole the chocolate?” NGSS –aligned CSI for Elementary Students, Gr 1-5
Experience first-hand a Crime Scene Investigation that you can take back directly to your young detectives using simple materials. Be a detective and learn how to solve crimes by collecting evidence and analyzing it in labs activities. You will take home a differentiated student notebook, and curriculum unit, and resources to support your student work back in your classrooms.

Facilitator: Jean Myers   Cost: $150

January 24, 2018 - NGSS Engineering for Grades K-8
Apply the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices with carefully selected engineering design challenges for the classroom. Build your knowledge of freely available resources and refine your selection skills when choosing meaningful challenges that provide engaging, student-centered experiences with content. Learn how Engineering Design seamlessly integrates with ELA and Math practices. Try design challenges during the workshop and return to school with ready to use resources.

Facilitator: Karen Woodruff Cost: $150

February 23, 2018 - Argumentation in the NGSS Science Classroom, Grades 6-12
Argumentation is an essential component of the NGSS classroom. Building a classroom culture where students engage regularly in productive science discussions requires practice and well-vetted strategies. Learn to implement strategies, such as modeling, analyzing evidence, and developing appropriate forms of dialogue between students. Explore how to engage students in determining valuable evidence to support a claim, justify their thinking, and craft rebuttals that advance collective understanding of a concept. Participants in this workshop will gain valuable strategies for integrating argumentation into classrooms focused on Science and Engineering Practices.

Facilitator: Karen Woodruff Cost: $150

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