2021 Portland Area Conference

October 28-30, 2021

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FILTERS APPLIED:6 - 8, Presentation, Successful Collaborations Between Informal and Formal Educators


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Every Park in a Classroom: OutSCIder Classroom

Thursday, October 28 • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Oregon Convention Center - E144

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Presentation that includes a YouTube clip and a link to a website we will be exploring.

STRAND: Successful Collaborations Between Informal and Formal Educators

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Discover how to connect your classroom to America’s best idea, our National Parks System. Participants will get access to engaging science videos that are NGSS-focused and instructional resources to connect classrooms to our public lands.

1. Integrate lesson plans with instructional materials that connect students to our national parks; 2. -Develop a sense of environmental stewardship and conservation with students; and 3. -Make concepts and current environmental impacts on the parks relevant to your students.

Chris Anderson (Hamilton County ESC: Cincinnati, OH)

The Community Science and Engineering Walk: Seeing Science and Engineering All Around Us

Saturday, October 30 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Oregon Convention Center - E144

STRAND: Successful Collaborations Between Informal and Formal Educators

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Bakeries! Parks! Supermarkets! Science and engineering practices are everywhere. Come learn about a fun community walk activity that connects classrooms and communities.

Participants will learn: 1. about the importance of exploring science and engineering practices outside the classroom; 2. how to develop students' observation and data collection skills using the Community Walk; and 3. how investigating the scientific and engineering resources of the community, and engaging families and communities in science learning, inform students' and teachers' visions for teaching and learning science .

José Rios (University of Washington Tacoma: Tacoma, WA)

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