Let's Take it Outside!

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 10/3/2020 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 10/6/2020 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 10
Agency Contact: Jennifer Peck
Agency Assistant: Ginny Shoemaker 715-720-2026
Location: Virtual Learning
online only
online, WI 54729
Facility: Virtual Learning
10/8/2020 03:45 PM - 05:00 PM

Let's Take it Outside and do some STEM in the outdoors! NGSS and the NEW Wisconsin Science Standards emphasize doing science investigations and developing explanations over learning  disconencted facts and theories. Citizen Science is a practical and fun way to achieve this goal. Students can collect data in your school and community and contribute to ongoing research, or create investigations of their own. We will explore data apps that allow students at any grade to log their observations and even identify unknown organisms using "facial" recognition. This session will take an integrated approach as well, looking at how this approach can bring in math, art, social studies, physical education and career education. We will have plenty of time for exploring and planning so you return to your classroom ready to Take it Outside!

Learning outcomes include:

  1. Understand the instructional shifts called for in the new Wisconsin Standards.
  2. Discover citizen science efforts and data apps appropriate for your grade level, PK-12.
  3. Explore how to best implement citizen science into your students' learning.
  4. Connect citizen science activities with Wisconsin Science Standards at your grade level.

This workshop is offered at no cost to those districts participating in College & Career Readiness LS2, including Abbotsford, Bloomer, Bruce, Cadott, Chippewa Falls, Colby, Eleva-Strum, Flambeau, Gilmanton, Greenwood, Lake Holcombe, Loyal, Mondovi, Neillsville, New Auburn, Osseo-Fairchild, Owen-Withee, and Spencer.  Discount will be automatically applied.

The cost for all others is $500 per participant.



Teacher Standards
WES1The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for pupils.
WES3The teacher understands how pupils differ in their approaches to learning and the barriers that impede learning and can adapt instruction to meet the diverse needs of pupils, including those with disabilities and exceptionalities.
WES7The teacher organizes and plans systematic instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, pupils, the community, and curriculum goals.
WES10The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support pupil learning and well being and who acts with integrity, fairness and in an ethical manner.