STEM Gowanus Curriculum - Pre-Survey
Please complete this form and the Gowanus Canal Conservancy will send you a link to download the free STEM Gowanus Urban Ecology Curriculum. This survey may take you about 8-10 minutes to complete. Taking this survey helps us to make a case for program funding and to shape our curriculum offerings.
Hear students' take on the the Gowanus Canal.
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Gmail Address if you have one *
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Phone # at which we may reach you *
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What grade/s do you currently teach? *
Check all grades that you teach. Note: This curriculum was designed for middle school grades (5-8) but could be adapted for older and younger students.
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What subjects do you currently teach? *
Note: This curriculum has significant science or STEM based lessons but is also aligned with ELA Common Core Standards and opportunity for Social Studies
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How did you hear about this curriculum? *
Check all that apply.
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Have you ever taught a unit or lesson about the Gowanus Canal? *
Why are you most interested in this curriculum? *
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How much instructional time do you plan to devote to teaching this curriculum *
(Either these lessons or adapted versions to fit your own curriculum)
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When do you think you'll teach it? *
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What are your PRIMARY learning goals for your students? *
Check 1 or 2 most important goals
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What are your PRIMARY teaching goals for yourself? *
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What do you think will be the primary constraint from using material from this curriculum as you intend? *
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How confident are you teaching about Gowanus History or related historical themes? *
e.g. The Gowanus Canal's past as a Salt Marsh turned industrial water way; urbanization; industrialization; NYC immigration; NYC before colonization
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How confident are you teaching about Gowanus Geography or related skills? *
E.g. Using both land and water maps (topographic and street maps) to orient students to the Canal's location relative to NYC and the greater NY-NJ estuary system
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How confident are you teaching about Water Quality? *
e.g. Water quality testing; the urban water cycle; urban water issues, such as stormwater management
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How confident are you teaching about Soil Quality? *
e.g. Soil quality testing, soil's ecosystem role, urban soil issues, such as contamination or compaction
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How confident are you teaching about plants and wildlife? *
e.g. Specifically the concepts of native and invasive species and their role in the ecosystem; identifying plants and animals (aquatic and land) in the field
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Have you ever taken your class out into the field (outdoors) to study the Gowanus Canal? Or another similar place to do urban field studies? *
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Have you ever used the Design Charrette Process or Engineering design process with your students to problem solve? *
e.g. identify and research a problem; brainstorm solutions; build a model or prototype; test your design; redesign)
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What area/s of this curriculum are you most likely to use? *
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Do you plan on doing a culminating student project with this material? *
Do you think you would be interested in receiving professional development in any of these areas? *
We sometimes offer PD workshops or can customize workshops for individual schools
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Anything else you'd like us to know? Questions you have?
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We will send occasional emails about education events or resources, such as curriculum or teacher workshops . You can unsubscribe any time.
At a later date I agree to complete a post survey and provide feedback about the curriculum to the Gowanus Canal Conservancy. If I have photos, examples of student work or adapted the lessons, I agree to share materials with GCC. I understand that GCC may decide to make them available to other teachers to utilize. *
(This agreement is required in order to access the free downloadable curriculum.)
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When would be a good time to reach out to conduct a follow up survey? *
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