Thank you for your interest in the 2019 PAGES Summer Institutes. Please see below for additional information about specific Institutes.

Travel, housing and honorariums provided for K-12 teachers attending workshops. Professional development hours will also be provided.

Have questions? Do not hesitate to e-mail us at impactscied@illinois.edu.

To apply: http://bit.ly/PAGES2019SummerInstitutes

 

PAGES is a collaboration between ImpactSciEd-UIUC and Nextgenstorylines NU.

Middle school focused workshops

Want to learn more about using NGSS Storyline Units? Would you like to talk with teachers who have been lead developers of the NGSS Storyline Units and are using them in their classrooms about their experiences? Want NGSS aligned storyline units to use in your classroom? Then come be part of the 2019 PAGES Summer Institutes!

The July 8-11 Institute held at Argonne National Labs will focus on learning more about two specific storyline units and 3D learning. Sessions will be structured so that there are opportunities for whole group activities associated with developing an understanding of pedagogical shifts called for by the NGSS as well as small group activities focused on either of the two units. Activities will include examining classroom video, authentic student artifacts, and experiencing activities from each unit.

Teachers will be asked to select one of the two middle school units to focus on, ideally a unit that could be used during the 2019-2020 school year.  

Teachers will leave with fully developed storyline units including lesson plans, student materials, rubric and plans for support during the school year.

Teaching with the "How Do Eggs Become Chickens or Other Living Things?" and "Why Are Dogs Getting Sick and What Can We Do About It?" Storyline Units

 

When: July 8- 11, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Where: Argonne National Laboratory

Co-facilitated by Dawn Novak (District 30), Gretchen Brinza (CPS), James Planey (UIUC) and Barbara Hug (UIUC)

How Do Eggs Become Chickens or Other Living Things?

This unit addresses: MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-2, MS-LS1-3 MS-LS4-3 (partial) in 30 days of classroom instruction. This middle school unit focuses on the structure of living organisms and their growth, development, and reproduction. It starts off with students encountering a series of news reports about the growing prevalence of backyard chicken coops across the country.  Disagreements emerge about why some chicken eggs hatch baby chickens and others don't and about what is going on inside an egg before it hatches, sparking student questions and ideas for investigations to figure out where babies of chickens come from and how they develop.

Why are dogs getting sick and what can we do about it?

This unit addresses MS-LS2-2, MS-LS2-4 over the course of 5-6 instructional weeks. Through a scaffolded series of phenomena and data analysis activities, students are exposed to the broad impacts of climate change on populations and ecosystems. Framed within a case of a mysterious canine illness in a small town, students take on the role of a veterinary assistant to uncover the source of the problem and find a solution for the community. To support students in asking questions across multiple scales, mapping and pattern analyses start at the local level and increase in scope until the origins of the mystery illness are uncovered. Students then return to the local level with new knowledge and propose solutions for residents in a fictional town. 

To apply: please complete this application http://bit.ly/PAGES2019SummerInstitutes

 

Materials and workshop have been developed as part of the PAGES project, a collaboration between ImpactSciEd, UIUC and the Nextgenstorylines group at Northwestern.

 

High School Focused Workshops

Teach with the "Why so showy?" Storyline Unit

 

When: July 15 - 17 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Where: University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana

Co-facilitated by Zach Boemke (Urbana High School), Kevin Knapik (Evergreen Community High School) and Becky Fuller (UIUC)

Over the course of three days, teachers will learn about and engage in activities from the “Why so showy?” unit, which addresses NGSS PEs: MS-LS1-4, HS-LS3-3, HS-LS3-3, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-3, HS-LS4-4. Sessions will be structured so that there are opportunities for developing an understanding of pedagogical shifts called for by the NGSS and learning specifically focused on the unit. Preference will be given to teachers who will be able to teach the unit during the 2019-2020 school year. 

This unit focuses on the biology of animal signaling through elaborate male traits (i.e., peacock tails, frog calls, etc.). To answer the question “Why so showy?”, students investigate the evolution of extreme male traits by identifying/interpreting patterns, forming hypotheses, conducting statistical analyses, and graphically representing patterns in real data.


Building out the "Who Wins the Race and Why?" Storyline Unit: Linking to authentic science data

 

When: July 18-19, 8:30-4:30 pm

Where: University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana

Co-facilitated by Zach Boemke (Urbana High School), Kevin Knapik (Evergreen Community High School) and Becky Fuller (UIUC)

During a two-day curriculum design workshop, teachers will participate in a series of activities working on developing curriculum materials using a storyline approach. Beginning with an initial storyline focused on developing an understanding of the role of genetics, the environment, and their interaction to answer questions about where trait variation comes from, teachers, scientists and science educators will continue to develop the storyline. 

Currently the unit starts with students’ noticings, wonderings, and questions about variation in cross country runners' times. The unit then builds to a culminating capstone project focused on multiple Performance Expectations as student work to evaluate the importance of potential predictor variables (genetic and environmental variables) on individual performance. This unit currently addresses HS-LS3-3, HS-LS4-2., HS-LS4-3, HS-LS4-4. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to engage with and give comment and feedback on partially developed unit activities as well as design new activities that are proposed during the workshop sessions.

To apply: please complete this application http://bit.ly/PAGES2019SummerInstitutes

 
Learning about the "Why are these kids getting sick and how can I (and other kids) avoid getting sick?" unit with a critical eye on assessment
 

When: July 15-19, 8:30-4:30 pm

Where: University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana

Co-facilitated by Natasha Capell (Academy High School) and Barbara Hug (UIUC)

Learn about a NGSS storyline unit both as a learner and a curriculum designer in a five- day professional development opportunity. Teachers will have the opportunity to participate in curriculum development for the unit focused on classroom formative and summative assessments. The curriculum development team from the pilot enactment will co-facilitate the workshop.

This high school unit focuses on the mystery of why an increasing number of kids in the New England area suddenly became sick with what appeared to be arthritis and why this illness is still occurring today. Students uncover and develop ideas related to Lyme disease, parasites, and the ecological factors that affect populations of organisms within an ecosystem. Assuming the role of medical professionals, students examine case studies and investigate the potential causes of the mystery disease. They then take on the role of epidemiologists to create and revise models based on new evidence they uncover to predict how changes, including those caused by humans, in ecosystems and landscapes influence the probability of contracting the disease.

To apply: please complete this application http://bit.ly/PAGES2019SummerInstitutes

 

Elementary, Middle and High School focused workshop

 

Taking the Next Step into Three-Dimensional Teaching

 

When: July 22 – July 25, 8:30-4:30 pm

Where: University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana

Co-facilitated by Stina Krist (UIUC), Monica Ko (UIC), and Barbara Hug (UIUC)

Are you an elementary, middle or high school teacher interested in learning more about Three-Dimensional Teaching? Come to the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana for a 5-day teacher workshop focused on the NGSS and the use of storyline based curricula. Within the context of the developed PAGES storyline units, we will be:

- Thinking about designing for student agency and ownership - 

- Bringing in student interest and identity -

- Planning for 3-Dimensional assessment -

 

Units that we will use throughout the workshop include:

- How do we all grow up? (3-LS1-1 and 3-LS3-1).

- How Do Eggs Become Chickens or Other Living Things? (MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-2, MS-LS1-3 MS-LS4-3) 

- Why are dogs getting sick and what can we do about it? (MS-LS2-2, MS-LS2-4)

- Why are these kids getting sick and how can I (and other kids) avoid getting sick? HS-LS2-1, HS-LS2-2, HS-LS2-6, HS-LS2-7, HS-LS4-6

- Why so showy? (HS-LS3-3, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-3, HS-LS4-4)

Some degree of familiarity with at least one of these units is recommend, though it is not required. If you are not familiar with these units and are unable to attend one of the prior workshops, please e-mail Barbara (bhug@Illinois.edu) directly to talk about attending the workshops.

To apply: please complete this application http://bit.ly/PAGES2019SummerInstitutes