“Ocean Exploration is Phenomenal”- a free professional development opportunity for RI middle and high school educators

January 25, 2021
10 AM – 11 AM
Virtual professional development program via Zoom 
(connection details to be shared with registered participants)
What are science phenomena? How do you identify and use them within a lesson? Where can you find resources for phenomena?
Credit: NOAA

The ocean is rich with phenomena that are unknown to many.  On January 25, 2021, from 10am-11am, URI’s Inner Space Center (ISC), in partnership with Next Gen Education, will offer a free professional development (PD) session for Rhode Island middle and high school educatorsOcean Exploration is Phenomenal: Using Inner Space Center (ISC) Resources for Phenomena-based Lessons and Units is a PD session designed to provide science educators with opportunities to identify and use ocean science phenomena in their lessons.

In this session participants will experience how phenomena are used as drivers for student engagement within three-dimensional lessons aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Using ISC media and educational resources, learn how to identify phenomena through an ocean science lens, understand best practices for student engagement and explanation of phenomena, and how phenomena drive lessons aligned to the NGSS. Phenomena-based resources will be shared.Registration is required and the program will be limited to the first 50 registrants.

  • To register for this free PD event, please go here
  • The registration deadline is January 20, 2021.

certificate of participation will be provided to those that participate in the live PD event and complete associated activities.

If you have any questions about this professional development program, please contact Holly Morin (holly_morin@uri.edu).

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