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UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 (7:00 - 9:15PM Eastern)

Exploring Cause and Effect through the Science Practices: A workshop for educators of all levels of high school biology - Ann Brokaw

Participants will actively engage as life science learners during this Zoom conference focused on best practices related to connecting the crosscutting concept “Cause and Effect” to the Science and Engineering Practices. Special attention will be given to asking questions, data analysis, and arguing from evidence in the context of all levels of high school biology. In addition, participants will reflect as educators on their teaching context, share ideas with one another, and expand their professional network.

Saturday, January 29, 2022 (10:30AM-12:45PM Eastern)

Exploring Cause and Effect through the Science Practices: A workshop for educators of all levels of high school biology - Ann Brokaw

Participants will actively engage as life science learners during this Zoom conference focused on best practices related to connecting the crosscutting concept “Cause and Effect” to the Science and Engineering Practices. Special attention will be given to asking questions, data analysis, and arguing from evidence in the context of all levels of high school biology. In addition, participants will reflect as educators on their teaching context, share ideas with one another, and expand their professional network.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 (7:00 - 9:15PM Eastern)

Strategies to Improve Student Writing in High School Biology: A workshop for educators of all levels of high school biology - Ann Brokaw

Participants will actively engage as life science learners during this Zoom conference focused on best practices and classroom strategies for developing student scientific writing skills. Vertical biology progressions from first year biology to advanced (i.e. AP) biology will be modeled. In addition, participants will reflect as educators on their teaching context, share ideas with one another, and expand their professional network.

Saturday, February 5, 2022 (10:30AM - 12:45PM Eastern)

Strategies to Improve Student Writing in High School Biology: A workshop for educators of all levels of high school biology - Ann Brokaw

Participants will actively engage as life science learners during this Zoom conference focused on best practices and classroom strategies for developing student scientific writing skills. Vertical biology progressions from first year biology to advanced (i.e. AP) biology will be modeled. In addition, participants will reflect as educators on their teaching context, share ideas with one another, and expand their professional network.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 (7:00 - 9:15PM Eastern)

Identify and Interpret: Strategies to Help Middle and High School Life Science Students Understand Data Representations - Ann Brokaw

Participants will actively engage as life science learners during this Zoom conference focused on best practices related to developing student capacity to read, analyze, and interpret a variety of data representations. Vertical life science progressions from middle school to high school will be modeled. In addition, participants will reflect as educators on their teaching context, share ideas with one another, and expand their professional network.

Saturday, February 12, 2022 (10:30AM - 12:45PM Eastern)

Identify and Interpret: Strategies to Help Middle and High School Life Science Students Understand Data Representations - Ann Brokaw

Participants will actively engage as life science learners during this Zoom conference focused on best practices related to developing student capacity to read, analyze, and interpret a variety of data representations. Vertical life science progressions from middle school to high school will be modeled. In addition, participants will reflect as educators on their teaching context, share ideas with one another, and expand their professional network.

Past Events

Monday, August 2, 2021 (2:00PM-4:30PM Eastern)

Identify and Interpret: Strategies to Help Middle and High School Life Science Students Understand Data Representations - Ann Brokaw

Participants will actively engage as life science learners during this Zoom conference focused on best practices related to developing student capacity to read, analyze, and interpret a variety of data representations. Vertical life science progressions from middle school to high school will be modeled. In addition, participants will reflect as educators on their teaching context, share ideas with one another, and expand their professional network.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 (10:00AM-12:30PM Eastern)

Strategies to Improve Student Writing in High School Biology: A workshop for educators of all levels of high school biology - Ann Brokaw

Participants will actively engage as life science learners during this Zoom conference focused on best practices and classroom strategies for developing student scientific writing skills. Vertical biology progressions from first year biology to advanced (i.e. AP) biology will be modeled. In addition, participants will reflect as educators on their teaching context, share ideas with one another, and expand their professional network.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 (10:00AM-12:30PM Eastern)

Identify and Interpret: Strategies to Help Middle and High School Life Science Students Understand Data Representations - Ann Brokaw

Participants will actively engage as life science learners during this Zoom conference focused on best practices related to developing student capacity to read, analyze, and interpret a variety of data representations. Vertical life science progressions from middle school to high school will be modeled. In addition, participants will reflect as educators on their teaching context, share ideas with one another, and expand their professional network.

Thursday, July 15, 2021 (10:00AM-12:30PM Eastern)

Exploring Cause and Effect through the Science Practices: A workshop for educators of all levels of high school biology - Ann Brokaw

Participants will actively engage as life science learners during this Zoom conference focused on best practices related to connecting the crosscutting concept “Cause and Effect” to the Science and Engineering Practices. Special attention will be given to asking questions, data analysis, and arguing from evidence in the context of all levels of high school biology. In addition, participants will reflect as educators on their teaching context, share ideas with one another, and expand their professional network.

Thursday, July 15, 2021 (2:00PM-4:30PM Eastern)

Strategies to Improve Student Writing in High School Biology: A workshop for educators of all levels of high school biology - Ann Brokaw

Participants will actively engage as life science learners during this Zoom conference focused on best practices and classroom strategies for developing student scientific writing skills. Vertical biology progressions from first year biology to advanced (i.e. AP) biology will be modeled. In addition, participants will reflect as educators on their teaching context, share ideas with one another, and expand their professional network.

My Learning Spot Facebook Group

We have added a private group to keep the conversation going between workshops and Happy Hours.

Tuesday 12/29/20 (9:30AM-1:00PM EST)

Navigating ADVANCED Biology Online PART 1: Science Practices - Ann Brokaw

Participants will actively engage as learners during this Zoom conference focused on implementing the science practices in online or hybrid settings. The science practices included in this workshop are those typical of advanced biology courses such as AP, IB, and dual-enrollment Biology.

Wednesday 12/30/20 (9:30AM-1:00PM EST)

Navigating ADVANCED Biology Online PART 2: Assessment Preparation - Ann Brokaw

Participants will actively engage as learners during this Zoom conference focused on preparing students for advanced biology assessments in online or hybrid settings. This workshop will focus on free-response question structure typical of advanced biology course assessments such as AP, IB, and dual-enrollment Biology.

Date TBD

Math & Science: Integrating The Practices

Join us as we dive into a crosswalk of the Common Core Math Practices and the Next Generation Science Standards Science & Engineering Practices. During our time together we will look at the integration of math and science instructional strategies that support student learning by making connections between the disciplines.

Registration will open when a date has been determined.

PAST EVENTS

Monday, November 23, 2020 (7:00-9:00pm EDT)

Conceptual Thinking: PATTERNS Workshop (K-12) - Paul Andersen

This Zoom conference will focus on the best practices of conceptual thinking. Paul Andersen will demonstrate mini-lessons as a powerful tool to build your students capacity to think conceptually. Vertical progressions will be modeled around the concept of patterns including: observational patterns, patterns in data and patterns at varying scales. Special consideration will be given to remote and hybrid instruction.

Monday, November 23, 2020 (4:00-6:00pm EDT)

Conceptual Thinking: CAUSATION Workshop (K-12) - Paul Andersen

This Zoom conference will focus on the best practices of conceptual thinking. Paul Andersen will demonstrate mini-lessons as a powerful tool to build your students capacity to think conceptually. Vertical progressions will be modeled around the concept of causation including: cause, mechanism and effect. Special consideration will be given to remote and hybrid instruction.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 (7:00-9:00pm EDT)

Conceptual Thinking: SYSTEMS Workshop (K-12) - Paul Andersen

This Zoom conference will focus on the best practices of conceptual thinking. Paul Andersen will demonstrate mini-lessons as a powerful tool to build your students capacity to think conceptually. Vertical progressions will be modeled around the concept of systems including: inputs, processes and outputs. Special consideration will be given to remote and hybrid instruction.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 (4:00-6:00pm EDT)

Conceptual Thinking: PATTERNS Workshop (K-12) - Paul Andersen

This Zoom conference will focus on the best practices of conceptual thinking. Paul Andersen will demonstrate mini-lessons as a powerful tool to build your students capacity to think conceptually. Vertical progressions will be modeled around the concept of patterns including: observational patterns, patterns in data and patterns at varying scales. Special consideration will be given to remote and hybrid instruction.

Thursday, November 18, 2020 (6:00-8:00pm EDT)

Performance Assessments Workshop (K-12) - Paul Andersen

This Zoom conference will focus on performance assessments with an emphasis on remote learning. Teachers will view, screen, and improve 3-dimensional performances assessments aligned to the new science standards. Teachers will then use backward design to plan learning activities that will build to these assessments.

Monday, November 16, 2020 (7:00-9:00pm EDT)

Performance Assessments Workshop (K-12) - Paul Andersen

This Zoom conference will focus on performance assessments with an emphasis on remote learning. Teachers will view, screen, and improve 3-dimensional performances assessments aligned to the new science standards. Teachers will then use backward design to plan learning activities that will build to these assessments.

Monday, November 16, 2020 (4:00-6:00pm EDT)

Conceptual Thinking: SYSTEMS Workshop (K-12) - Paul Andersen

This Zoom conference will focus on the best practices of conceptual thinking. Paul Andersen will demonstrate mini-lessons as a powerful tool to build your students capacity to think conceptually. Vertical progressions will be modeled around the concept of systems including: inputs, processes and outputs. Special consideration will be given to remote and hybrid instruction.

Saturday, November 14, 2020 (10:00-12:00am EDT)

Feedback Driven Science Classrooms - Mike Szczepanik

Timely and consistent feedback has been shown to substantially improve learning, while certain grading practices have been linked to reduced student performance. In this Zoom conference, current grading practices and how it is impacting learning will be investigated. Then teachers will dive into the NGSS and AP Science Practices to consider ways to de-grade the classroom while adding more feedback without addional teacher workload. Special consideration will be given to remote and hybrid instruction.

Tuesday 12/1/20 AND Tuesday 12/8/20 (6:30-8:30PM EST)

Navigating ADVANCED Biology Online PART 2: Assessment Preparation - Ann Brokaw

Participants will actively engage as learners during this 2-session Zoom conference focused on preparing students for advanced biology assessments in online or hybrid settings. This workshop will focus on free-response question structure typical of advanced biology course assessments such as AP, IB, and dual-enrollment Biology.

Thursday, November 12, 2020 (7:00-9:00pm EDT)

Conceptual Thinking: CAUSATION Workshop (K-12) - Paul Andersen

This Zoom conference will focus on the best practices of conceptual thinking. Paul Andersen will demonstrate mini-lessons as a powerful tool to build your students capacity to think conceptually. Vertical progressions will be modeled around the concept of causation including: cause, mechanism and effect. Special consideration will be given to remote and hybrid instruction.

Thursday, November 12, 2020 (4:00-6:00pm EDT)

Performance Assessments Workshop (K-12) - Paul Andersen

This Zoom conference will focus on performance assessments with an emphasis on remote learning. Teachers will view, screen, and improve 3-dimensional performances assessments aligned to the new science standards. Teachers will then use backward design to plan learning activities that will build to these assessments.

Tuesday 11/10/20 AND Tuesday 11/17/20 (6:30-8:30PM EST)

Navigating ADVANCED Biology Online PART 1: Science Practices - Ann Brokaw

Participants will actively engage as learners during this 2-session Zoom conference focused on implementing the science practices in online or hybrid settings. The science practices included in this workshop are those typical of advanced biology courses such as AP, IB, and dual-enrollment Biology.

Saturday, October 23, 2020 (10:00AM-1:30PM EDT) and
Saturday, November 21, 2020 (10:00AM-12:00
PM EDT)

Systems Modeling: Creating Computational Models with Science Students - Jon Darkow and Alecia Redway

This set of Zoom workshops will focus on creating system dynamics models. By registering for this event you will automatically be enrolled in Workshop 1 and Workshop 2. We want to help you become a systems thinker and become a system dynamics modeler. To build these skills we thought a two-day workshop with some time for you to think and practice in between Workshop 1 and Workshop 2 would be best.

Monday, August 31, 2020 (9:00AM-12:00PM EDT)

Socially Distanced Science for K-5 Educators - Cookie Barker and Sarah Silvernail

Cookie Barker and Sarah Silvernail of the 3D Science Café will engage participants in a 3-dimensional, phenomenon-based lesson that is congruent with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the NYS Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). Participants will learn how to merge physical materials with digital collaboration to engage students in Science, even from 6 ft. apart. Participants will experience the lesson firsthand to see how it will work in their classrooms. Plan on being an active participant!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (7:00PM-8:30PM EDT)

Justice through science education: Curriculum and culture for our future - David Upegui and Kirstin Milks

This Zoom conference will focus on practical, high-leverage approaches to teaching science through a social justice lens.

Saturday, September 19, 2020 (11am-12pm EDT)

Seminar Series: Reimagining Science Learning (Part 2: Fully Remote Model)

Is your school using a fully remote model of learning? Come together with educators to share best practices and glean from each other tips and tricks to make your transition to this model a positive experience. This workshop will be structured in a way that participants are collaborating and learning from each other through multiple variations of breakouts and very little whole-group time. The seminar is free to attend and is has a limited capacity. Please register to attend.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 (7:00PM-8:30PM EDT)

Enzyme Simulations: Creating online enzyme experiments and evaluating data for online teaching

This Zoom conference will focus on using computational models to test online experiments using effective active learning strategies.

Saturday, September 26, 2020 (9:30AM-12:30PM EDT)

Navigating Lab Work in Online and Hybrid Biology Courses - Ann Brokaw

Participants will actively engage as learners during this Zoom conference focused on incorporating lab work into online and hybrid-online biology courses.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 (7:00PM-8:30PM EDT)

Justice through science education: Curriculum and culture for our future - David Upegui and Kirstin Milks

This Zoom conference will focus on practical, high-leverage approaches to teaching science through a social justice lens.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 (7:00PM-8:30PM EDT)

Metabolism Simulations: Creating online experiments and evaluating data for online teaching

This Zoom conference will focus on using computational models to test online experiments using effective active learning strategies.

Saturday, October 10, 2020 (10:00AM-11:00AM ET)

FREE PREVIEW: Socially Distanced Math for K-12 Educators

Join Jordan and Megan as they explore what’s working (and what’s not working?!) in current math classrooms. They’ll share some highlights from virtual, hybrid, and live teaching & learning experiences - while inviting participants to engage in tasks and math discourses. Stick around for an overview of upcoming math workshops. Explore our areas of interest and expertise at MathSpeakGlobal and Visualize Your Learning

Saturday, October 10, 2020 (11am-12pm EDT)

Seminar Series: Reimagining Science Learning (Part 3: Brick & Mortar Model)

Is your school using a brick & mortar model of learning during a time of socially distancing? Come together with educators to share best practices and glean from each other tips and tricks to make your transition to this model a positive experience. This workshop will be structured in a way that participants are collaborating and learning from each other through multiple variations of breakouts and very little whole-group time. The seminar is free to attend and is has a limited capacity. Please register to attend.