In this independent study professional development opportunity, teachers use iNaturalist and GLOBE in place based research that specifically addresses NGSS cross cutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas. The teacher researchers will integrate their research into lessons as the phenomena for student inquiry and investigation. The lessons will be formatted for in person, remote, or hybrid instruciton.
The research will focus on collecting data for one of three investigation questions:
This is an independent study PD with regular checkins with the course facilitator. Those contributing data to the GLOBE database must become GLOBE trained. Those already who are GLOBE trained will need to become trained in the protocol for their research question if they are not already.
Dates: June 29-Aug 7
Credit: One (per investigation)
Fee: Members $5, Nonmembers $10, Pierre and Eagle Butte School Districts Free
Grade Target: 4-12
For more information about this course please see https://sites.google.com/sd-discovery.org/field-research-for-teachers/home
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