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Once per week
over 5 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a "Multi-Day" course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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Through this course, students will learn about the water cycle through reading, writing, discussion, and experimentation. Our main focus will be how we can use the water cycle to create water filters which can also double as a survival tool for those learners who participate in activities outside of classes that focus on outdoor skills. We'll use a series of reading that will be done on the student's own time so that it can be discussed in class. Experiments leading up to the final project...
Students will improve their understanding of the water cycle and experimental design. Students will improve their public speaking skills by presenting their final experiment.
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest has exposed me to a lot of water conservation education starting from a very young age. Nature has always intrigued me and because of this, I've made it a point to learn as much about water conservation and cycles as possible! I've taken courses in meteorology (weather sciences) as well as agricultural science (farming and the environment) which have helped me in my development of this curriculum that I have been using throughout my teaching journey in various learning settings such as day camps and after school enrichment programs for the past five years. This course has been adapted to meet the needs of online/ virtual learning while painting the hands on and interactive learning that is important to learners with critiques by my professors at City University of Seattle. My school placed a strong emphasis on STEAM education where I was able to get hands on practice developing my techniques. My student teaching took place in a STEAM based elementary school where I also received hands on training and feedback from educators who study STEAM specifically along with the teacher training I attended with my mentor teacher that she was required to attend and I was able to take part in. One of my STEAM lessons was also featured on the district's Facebook and instagram page as an exemplar model of the excellent STEAM education students were gaining from that particular school. With this curriculum, I have also been able to teach other fellow educators about the amazing world of STEAM learning using topics that students enjoy.
Students will be assigned reading and data collection outside of the group time. Readings will be short and take roughly 15-20 minutes. Data collection will include filling out a worksheet in a digital format to be turned in before hand through google classroom.
A small packet will be provided on the first day of class and should be printed. one 2 liter bottle (or any large juice bottle) with the bottom cut off and 2-4 hole near the now open bottom small holes should be in the lid as well. (An example of what it should look like will be in the packet Small stones gravel Sand twine or thin rope sponge or cheese cloth An area to hand a heavy object A bucket or large bowl A measuring cup or beaker with clearly marked measurements a bucket or bowl that will fit in the first bucket or bowl. plastic wrap Activated Charcoal duct tape or masking tape An outdoor space where direct sunlight is available. Coloring supplies (colored pencil preferred) Pencil and erasure Students will be able to choose materials and supplies for their final project
Students will be assessed on their participation in the discussion and completion of homework. A student's final grade will be calculated after the final project has been presented based on a letter grade. An anecdotal assessment will also be provided when necessary.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Students will be working with water and may require assistance with set of at least one experiment that will require a container to hang. ck12.org will be used for convenient and free access to a science text book with important information on the water cycle. No account is required for access but is suggested for interactive note taking and saving text for future use if desired. An article students will be asked to read, "Natural Materials Used for Water Filtration" by KT Parker, is located here https://sciencing.com/natural-materials-used-water-filtration-5371122.html. This is free and does not require any subscription, the link is live for pre- reading if desired. The article will be used to help with guidance of their final projects Students will submit work through google classroom. Parents will need to ensure their student has an account so that they have access to submit work, and gain access with easy integration of google learning tools such as Jamboard for group discussions. Grade will also be posted to google classrooms Nearpod and Padlet will be used on a case by case basis depending on the growth of the group as a whole for independent work or group work with teacher guidance. No accounts required. Nearpod allows for online interactive lessons that can be teacher lead or done independently depending on teacher discretion. There is no guarantee that we will be using this tool. Padlet is similar to jam board in that it allows students to interact with each other and their work.
ck12.org will be used for convenient and free access to a science text book with important information on the water cycle. No account is required for access. An article students will be asked to read, "Natural Materials Used for Water Filtration" by KT Parker, is located here https://sciencing.com/natural-materials-used-water-filtration-5371122.html. This is free and does not require any subscription, the link is live for pre- reading if desired. Students will submit work through google classroom. Parents will need to ensure their student has an account so that they have access to submit work, and gain access with easy integration of google learning tools such as Jamboard for group discussions. Nearpod and Padlet will be used on a case by case basis depending on the growth of the group as a whole for independent work or group work with teacher guidance. No accounts required.
Literature and Nature
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I'm so excited to meet and work with you! Some of my favorite classes to teach are book clubs, English, and creative writing with themes that my students enjoy such as StarWars, Among us, Barbie, and others. I also teach classes about earth...