Educators use phenomena to take place-based education to a new level! Whether remotely or in the classroom, blending phenomena with place-based learning allows teachers to leverage student curiosity and life experiences as they investigate questions and problems right in their own communities. Educators remotely explore using phenomena as the foundation for place-based learning, and identify phenomena that can be used to investigate the impacts of climate change on Massachusetts’ ecosystems. Participants explore how phenomena lay a rich foundation for engaging their students in the Science and Engineering Practices as they design interdisciplinary units for their students and develop their own proficiency in using both classroom and remote learning strategies to encourage collaboration and investigation of phenomena.
This course will be offered remotely: you will be provided with a materials kit for the inquiry-based, hands-on investigations during the course.
Partners & Collaborators: Manomet, Inc.; Atlantic White Shark Conservancy; Wade Institute for Science Education
Dates: Online Modules February 26 – May 2
Virtual Sessions March 6, March 20th, and April 10 (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM EST/EDT)
11.5 hours of online learning plus 3 virtual sessions.
Cost:$350/participant; $300/participant if registering with 2 or more colleagues from the same school/district (team discount is only applicable at time of registration).
PDPs and Optional Graduate Credit: 25 PDPs are available without graduate credit. 2 graduate credits from Cambridge College and 45 PDPs are available for an additional $150.