STEM Workshops

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Crosscutting Concepts Woven Through Core Science Units

Grade levels 6-12: Middle and High School (Science/STEM/CTE)

10 STEM Clock Hours

Explore the seven Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), while practicing with example lessons how to weave the CCCs into your upcoming science units. 

Secondary science teachers, join the ISB team to explore CCCs!

  • Introductory Session: January 17, 2024 @ 4:00 pm (Optional 30-minute pre-series introduction overview and how to form a team to participate in the workshops)   
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2024

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Systems Are Everywhere

Grade levels K-12: Elementary, Middle and High School

4 STEM Clockhours

Build systems thinking skills, career connections, and fun explorations of systems into each of your science units. Explore this Open Educational Resource (OER) using Climate Science phenomena.  

Teachers of science, any grade K-12, join the ISB team to explore systems!

  • Introductory Session:  January 9, 4:00pm – 4:30pm  (An overview and how to form a team to participate in the two workshops)    
  • Workshop 1: January 23, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Workshop 2: January 25, 4:00pm – 6:00pm 

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3D NGSS High School Science Academy: Using OpenSciEd ROUTINES in high school science courses for 3D science learning by each student

Grade levels 9-12: High School (Science/STEM/CTE)

9 STEM Clock Hours

Supporting high school science teachers by adding science ROUTINES for engaging every student in sense making and learning. Practice how to weave these student routines into upcoming science units. Explore this Open Educational Resource (OER) using Climate Science phenomena.

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SEE Modules: To prepare to implement a high school unit with climate science themes

Grade levels 6-12: Middle and High School (Science/STEM/CTE)

STEM Clock Hours

Engage biology, chemistry and physics students with Climate Science Open Educational Resource (OER) problem-based learning

Secondary science teachers, join the ISB team to engage bio/chem/physics students with Climate Science OER problem-based learning!

  • Cohort 1:   Tuesdays 4:00-5:30pm
    • January 30, February 6, February 13, February 27, March 5, March 12, 2024.

    Register for Cohort 1


  • Cohort 2:  Thursdays 4:00-5:30pm
    • March 21, March 28, April 4, April 18, April 25, May 2, 2024.

    Register for Cohort 2

The purpose of this 9-hour series of workshops is to provide weekly guidance for teachers to learn about all six available Systems Education Experiences (SEE) Modules (listed below) from Institute for Systems Biology that are climate-themed. The purpose of learning about the modules is to give teachers the ability to implement the pertinent lessons, pedagogical strategies, and/or entire modules in your classroom.

Modules available to implement:

  • OCEAN ACIDIFICATION: Leading your class through collaborative ocean acidification research that leads to hope and action. 
  • INVISIBLE FOREST: Using STEAM, project-based learning, and big data to investigate the invisible forest.
  • BIOENGINEERING A SUSTAINABLE WORLD: Using STEM and algae to bioengineer a more sustainable world
  • CARBON’S FATE: Using hands-on investigations and big data to understand carbon’s influence on ocean and earth systems and why it matters.
  • FOOD SECURITY: Guide students through an interdisciplinary STEM approach to understanding and taking action to improve food security.
  • ECOLOGICAL NETWORKS: Lead your students through a collaborative hands-on microbiology investigation that uncovers reverberating effects in ecological networks.