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WOW: Wonders of the Wetlands

July 14, 2016


“Liberal education in wildlife is not merely a dilute dosage
of technical education. It calls for somewhat different
teaching materials and sometimes even different
teachers. The objective is to teach the student to see the
land, to understand what he sees, and enjoy what
he understands.”
~ Aldo Leopold, 1942
Science Transfer
GoalS
● Select and evaluate reliable sources of information to
address real world issues.
● Use critical thinking, inquiry and modeling to analyze
ideas and phenomena to solve problems.
● Design and conduct an authentic scientific
investigation in order to collect and analyze data.
● Communicate the results of an investigation using
Essential
Questions
● How does integrating Environmental Literacy
in my instruction help students transfer their
learning?

● How can I maximize planning, preparation,


and to help students learn Environmental
Literacy in an integrated approach?

● What resources can help you personalize


your experience with your Intern Teacher?
Wetlands Bingo

● See if you can get BINGO!


○ What do you know about Wetlands?
○ Can you locate 5 Wetland ideas in a row from
the different participants in the room?
MYTH BUSTERS
NGSS are... NGSS are not…
● Science standards - Performance ● Science curriculum
Expectations ● Just inquiry or hands on learning
What students need to do ● Cookbook experiments in the lab
● An integration of the 3 dimensions ● Watered down content
○ Science & Engineering ● The same thing we’ve always done
Practices
○ Disciplinary Core Ideas
○ Crosscutting Concepts
● Real world science
● A smaller set of DCIs for deeper
understanding
● Radically different than the way I
taught
EXPLORE
Introduction to the NGSS

✘ Use Post-Its to organize your


ideas about:
✗ current science instruction
learning
TRADITIONAL
✗ describe science instruction NGSS
and learning under the
NGSS
Develop a T-chart to differentiate
between a traditional science
classroom, and a NGSS classroom
Getting Acquainted
with WOW!
● Get your competitive self READY!
○ The first partnership to complete the tour WINS!
Wetland Habitats
Habitats!
Habitats!
Habitats!

How many different types of Wetlands are there?


Wetland Weirdos
How do animal adaptations help enhance organism survival?
Pause and Ponder
● Connections to NGSS?
● Integrate across other contents?
● Adaptations for your students?
● What other ideas and expertise can
you share?
Wetland Perspectives

Winged Scourge vs. Fabulous


Wetlands

Leads us to:
Wetlands and their impact on People! - Hydropoly
Pause and Ponder
● Connections to NGSS?
● Integrate across other contents?
● Adaptations for your students?
● What other ideas and expertise can
you share?
What a Boat
SALT MARSH PLAYERS
How can integrating the arts help
students to build a more clear
understanding of ecosystem
interaction and adaptations.
Essential
Questions
● How does integrating Environmental Literacy
in my instruction help students transfer their
learning?

● How can I maximize planning, preparation,


and to help students learn Environmental
Literacy in an integrated approach?

● What resources can help you personalize


your experience with your Intern Teacher?
Our day is coming to an end
in 3, 2, 1!
Reflect...
✘ 3 new ideas you learned today?
✘ 2 ideas you cannot wait to try with
your students!
✘ 1 question you are going to explore
further!