Many middle school students play or watch sports. What better way to get them involved in learning STEM topics than with an interactive, online curriculum centered around the fast-paced game of ice hockey?
The University of Portland STEM Education and Outreach Center is offering a Professional Development Workshop this summer for middle school educators (formal and non-formal) who teach in any of the STEM areas, individually or collectively. The curriculum we will focus on (Future Goals) was designed by EverFi and funded by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey Players Association. It is an online program, compatible with all platforms, and is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). It consists of 4 sets of 3 modules (approximately 3 hours of instruction) that covers topics including:
- Area and Geometry (circles and angles)
- Kinetic & Potential Energy/Newton’s laws/States of Matter
- Respiration & Circulation - Engineering Design
- Data analysis
UP faculty will lead you through this free curriculum and strengthen your content knowledge in the respective background areas to enable you to comfortably use this program with your students in the Fall! Staff from EverFi will lead you through the technology to set up your class and collect pre/post test data from the modules. Teams of teachers (e.g., math and physical science) are encouraged to attend!
For a 2 minute preview of the curriculum, go to: Future Goals Preview
What: Free PD and Curriculum
When: August 15-18, 2016, 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM each day Place: University of Portland, Shiley Engineering Building Cost: FREE
Ready to register? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred email contact information. Please include where you teach, what you teach, and grade level(s) and/or if this is for an after school club.
University of Portland STEM Education and Outreach Center