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NGSS + Energy


2015-16 Professional Development

April 23rd - Arcata High

8:30-10:00: Practice round for presenting modules--15 minutes of sharable information for 5-8 and 9-12.

Objectives: Present a 15 minute activity from one of your two modules to peer groups for practice dissemination, discussion, and feedback. Present one and review 5.

10:15-10:30 - Year 2 in Review

10:45-11:00: As a team evaluate BOTH modules with rubric

11:00 -1:45: Work on modules!

Lunch: Pizza and Salad

1:45-2:00: Wrap up

  • Remember: year 1 and 2 DRAFT modules must be submitted to Michael by May 15th

  • Survey

  • Discuss August


January 30th - at HSU


Schedule for Saturday:

8:30-8:45 - Discuss modules, lesson study, future plans (Del Norte), and year three dissemination, April 23rd, and time commitments for the remainder of this year. (Michael & Dale)

8:45-1:00 -- Micro-Hydro with Beth Eschenbach and Lonny Grafman

12:00-1:00 working lunch - math behind the hydro

1:00-2:00 -- survey and testing

2:00-2:30 -- coaches meet with teachers




PG&E Grants to consider:

October 10th - CMCFN

September 26th

Brad Ballinger

Dale Oliver

Beth Eschebach

Lou Jacobsen From RCEA

  • Benchmarking Worksheet

Jeffrey White

Share Energy Web Resources



Monday (8/10)

Tuesday (8/11) - Meet at the Blue Lake Rancheria

  • 8:00-8:30: Breakfast and sign in
  • 8:30-9:00: Rancheria Presentation
    • ​Email David Narum about field trips:
  • 9:00-10:15: Tour 1
  • 10:30-11:45: Tour 2
  • Lunch at the Sapphire Palace
  • 1:00-1:30- Discussion
  • 1:30-2:45 – Cooperative Logic
  • 3:00-4:00 Brewery Tour

Wednesday-Thursday (8/12-13) with Beth Eschenbach and Lonny Grafman

You will find a draft of the slides we will use next week to teach the design process.  We are developing these slides with the understanding that you might decide to use some of these slides with your students.
You will find handouts to explain energy concepts as well as design report examples and a template that we will ask you to use to develop your design of your curriculum.

Link to Engineering Education Resources on the Design You Future site

We will continue to add links to this site as we better learn what will support your efforts to teach engineering design.

We will continue to add links to this site as we better learn what will support your efforts to teach energy related topics.
Please share your Google Design Doc with and

Friday (8/14/14)

8:30-10:15 Revisions and module creation time…
  • Highlights from Thursday night
  • Iterate on module design
  • Metacognate on the entire week… especially engineering design integration into curriculum
11:00-11:40 Lesson Study Previe, Coaching, and looking to the future…

  • Decide which semester you will be doing your teaching-debrief-reteach of your new research lesson from this week
    • The other semester you will focus on refining your year one module.
  • Decide which lesson of your new module will be your research lesson.