Date(s) - 10/24/2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
A Sense of Place: Science in your School Yard
Thanks to all who participated! See below for links to resources!
KBS K-12 Partnership Fall workshop for teacher professional development in science teaching! Learn more about the KBS K-12 Partnership at https://www.kbs.msu.edu/education/k-12/.
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Tyler Bassett, MSU Postdoctoral Researcher, A Sense of Place – The Past, Present, and Future of Southwest Michigan‘s Prairies and Savannas
This fall workshop featured several new sessions, including one about genetic drift, invasive emerald ash borers, and more inquiry-based outdoor investigations for all grade levels.
Can Theory Predict the Distribution of Foraging Animals? (Middle & High)
Organizers: Misty Klotz (KBS Community Outreach Assistant) & Roy Robertson (KBS Volunteer, Retired Statistician)
STREAM School (Middle School)
Organizers: Nate Alkire (Otsego Middle School) & Dr. Stephen Scogin (Hope College Dept. of Biology and Dept. of Education)
Carbon Time: Ecosystem Pools and Fluxes (Middle & High)
Organizer: May Lee (MSU Graduate Student)
Organizer: Travis Hagey (MSU BEACON Postdoctoral Researcher)
Teaching Science Outdoors (Elementary)
Organizers: Kara Haas (KBS Science Education & Outreach Coordinator) & Renee Bayer (Asst. Director for Outreach & Engagement, CREATE for STEM)
Shedding Light on Ecological Trophic Cascades (Middle & High)
Organizers: Courtney Larson (MSU Graduate Student, Dept. of Entomology) & Alberto Doretto (Visiting MSU Grad Student from University of Turin in Turin, Italy)
The Physics of Flight (Elementary & Middle)
Organizer: Susan Magnoli (KBS PhD Student & Science Fellow)
Data Nuggets as a summative assessment (All ages)
Organizer: Marcia Angle (Teacher, Lawton Middle School)
Microbes Ate My Underwear (All Ages)
Organizer: Heather Kittredge (KBS PhD Student & Science Fellow)
Costs: Program is FREE. Sub costs will be reimbursed for workshop participants. One form per school building/district. Sub-cost reimbursement forms here. Please return the form with an INVOICE from your school district. Invoice must include the name of the teacher, name of the sub and the pay rate. Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail to Kara Haas, KBS, 3700 East Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI 49060.
SCECHs will NOT be available for this workshop.
The KBS K-12 Partnership is a joint effort among KBS scientists, MSU College of Education faculty, and science teachers and administrators in southwest Michigan school districts. Since 1999 the partnership has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, including awards from the Long-Term Ecological Research Program (DEB), the Teacher Retention and Renewal Program (EHR), awards from the NSF GK-12 Program (EHR), and the NSF Math and Science Partnership. The partnership provides teachers in-depth exposure to research topics in environmental science and training to teach inquiry-based science at the elementary and secondary levels.
Major elements of the KBS K-12 Partnership program are:
Professional development opportunities for teachers and graduate student fellows that focus on providing inquiry-based approaches to learning about and effectively teaching science in the K-12 classroom.
Providing opportunities for K-12 teachers in other programs at KBS and MSU; including serving as mentor teachers for undergraduates studying to be teachers and Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) positions in faculty labs.
- Creating new opportunities for K-12 teachers and MSU faculty and students to work together to deepen and improve the way science is taught and communicated in our community.