Saturday, March 7 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Using NGSS Science and Engineering Practices to Create Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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Are you interested in connecting with your colleagues for some interdisciplinary work? A team of 9th grade science, English, and social studies teachers designed a year-long course centered around the theme of sustainability. In this session, we will share our experience using backwards planning and the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices to guide curriculum design. We will present examples of lessons and assessments, and reflect on our successes and challenges in the process.

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Katie Torkelson-Regan

Science Teacher, Washtenaw Technical Middle College
Katie TR is an environmental science/biology teacher at Washtenaw Technical Middle College in Ann Arbor, MI. She is a Knowles Teaching Fellow and graduate of the University of Michigan. Her teaching passions are environmental literacy, education for sustainability, climate change... Read More →
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Michelle Vanhala

Science Teacher, Washtenaw Technical Middle College
Michelle Vanhala is a graduate of Central Michigan University, where she earned a degree in both Integrated Sciences and English for Secondary Education. In 2014, she was awarded a Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship, and she received a Masters in Science Education from the University... Read More →

Saturday March 7, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am CST
Banquet 5
  Gen Sci