Central Valley Science Project

A "Professional Home" for K-16 teachers of science.

Fresno and Central Valley Science

2016 TES:MMW Agendas

CA Teaching Environmental Sustainability - Model My Watershed

 

Professional Development Day 1

AGENDA

8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast and Introductions

8:30 – 9:15

  1. Payments
  2. Reimbursement - housing/mileage/$30 for dinner (receipts/no alcohol)
  3. Forms – Administrative sign-off, W-9 forms
  4. Online courses (two 5-week in Schoology)
  5. Wrap-up at end of year
  6. Check-ins
  7. Class visits by Carolyn and David
  8. Master Teachers
  • A little about Concord Consortium (Carolyn)
  • Introduction to the Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry portal  - Go to ITSI portal (itsi.portal.concord.org) - Signup as a Teacher (write down username-password)
  • Carolyn tagged teachers in portal

9:15 – 9:30 Break

9:30 – 10:30 (Nanette)

  • A little about Millersville University
  • Introduce the Research – How do you measure success?

○      Student STEM interest - ROSE Survey

○      Student Content Learning- Online Assessment

○      CIT - Impact on student action

  • Teacher’s important role in DRK-12 research
  • Consent forms
  • Login again to ITSI portal/Create a class (can rename later)/ Manage class/Assign Getting to Know You from HS Environmental Science

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 12:00 (Steve/Ana)

  • A little about Stroud Water Research Center
  • Introduce the TES:MMW curriculum
  • Go again to ITSI Portal (itsi.portal.concord.org)
  • Sign in to ITSI as a Student (goofy name like Mickey Mouse)
  • CA Cohort One – Class Word is ‘kingsriver’
  • Work TES-MMW Part I as a student – Introduction to schoolyard map as found in MMW
  • Show report

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 (Steve/Ana)

  • Work TES-MMW Part II as a student – Introduction to conservation practices
  • Show report

1:45 – 3:15 (Carolyn)

  • Work TES-MMW Part III as a student – Introduction to SensorTag
  • Show report

3:15 -3:30 Daily evaluation on SurveyMonkey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/catesmmwdayone)

6:00pm Social at Jerry’s house – 1231 South Waverly Lane, Fresno, CA

 

 

 

CA Teaching Environmental Sustainability - Model My Watershed

 

Professional Development Day 2

8:00 - 8:30

  • Breakfast and Discussion
  • Feedback from Day 1 (Jerry)

 

8:30 - 9:45 Transects in Park with SensorTag (Carolyn/Steve)

  • Continue Work TES-MMW Part III as a student – Introduction to SensorTag
  • Set up transects
  • Return to the classroom and work on ITSI

9:45 – 10am Break

10am – 11am

  • Work TES-MMW Part IV as a student – Managing Water (Steve/Ana)
  • Micro Site Storm model – understanding the science

 

11am – 12:00

  • Schoology logon – Carolyn/Introductions online
  • Edit Your Schoology Profile
  • Complete a Schoology scavenger hunt

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch

12:45  - 1:45 (Steve/Ana)

  • Work TES-MMW Part V as a student – Modifying and Improving My Schoolyard (Steve/Ana)
  • Taking Snapshots

 

1:45 – 2:15 (Jerry/Carolyn)

  • Reviewing Reports

2:15 – 2:30 Break

2:30 – 3:15 Customizing activities (Jerry/Steve/Carolyn)

  • Peer Review – What to look for?
  • Copying one activity with a colleague – find a critical friend
  • WYSIWYG

 

3:15 -3:30 Evaluation of the Day (Jerry) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ca2016daytwo

 

 

 

Teaching Environmental Sustainability - Model My Watershed

 

Professional Development Day 3 - AGENDA

7:30 – 9:15 (Jerry/Steve/Carolyn)

  • Breakfast
  • River – ecology collection (quadrat, SensorTag)

 

9:15 – 9:30 (Jerry)

  • Review of previous evaluation
  • Team roles for implementation
  • Course Credit

 

9:30 – 10:45 – (Carolyn)

  • Help feature
  • Introduce Customization of existing activity
    • Smaller chunks (uncheck boxes)
    • Change text
    • Add pictures
    • Create new activity

 

10:45 – 11:00 – Break

11:00 – 12:00 – (Teachers)

  • Find a partner that you will work with online
  • Customize and activity
  • Peer review (by asking questions)

 

12:00 – 12:45 – Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 – (Teachers)

  • Find a partner that you will work with online
  • Customize and activity
  • Peer review (by asking questions)

 

1:45 – 2:30 – (Carolyn/Liz) VideoPaper

 

2:30 – 2:45 Final Questions/Debrief – Check in with Ana about paperwork

 

2:45 – 3:00 Evaluation (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ca2016tesmmwday3)

 

 

 

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