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Professional Development

FOSS Next Gen PD

FOSS PD is for teachers new to the Next Gen FOSS modules at their grade level. We will go through each activity in each unit. Some we will do in quite a bit of depth, some we may only spend a few minutes touching on. The PD Leaders will also go through with you the various Science and Engineering Practices of the NGSS students will engage in in each activity. Please make sure to bring your teacher investigation guide and journal with you each time - if you have them. If you are unsure if this PD is for you please email Jessica Line, jline@luc.edu, with questions.

2016-2017 FOSS Next Gen PD Dates:

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

  • K: Materials and Motion
  • 3: Motion and Matter
  • 4: Energy
  • 5: Mixtures and Solutions

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

  • K: Trees and Weather
  • 1: Air and Weather
  • 2: Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
  • 3: Water and Climate
  • 4: Soils, Rocks, and Landforms
  • 5: Earth and Sun

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

  • K: Animals Two by Two
  • 1: Plants and Animals
  • 2: Insects and Plants
  • 3: Structures of Life
  • 4: Environments
  • 5: Living Systems


March 11 PD details:

Cuneo Hall (6430 N Kenmore Ave), 1st and 2nd floor classrooms

Loyola University, Lake Shore Campus

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CPS teachers should register on CPS Learning Hub for this PD

Course code: 36409 (same for all grades)


K: Animals Two by Two

1: Plants and Animals

2: Insects and Plants

3: Structures of Life

4: Environments

5: Living Systems


Notes: Confirmation/Reminder emails will be sent a couple days before. Check this site for updates and details.


(Directions & Parking: If driving, turn north onto Kenmore Ave. from Sheridan Rd. Parking is available for $7 in the parking structure [parking is P1 on this map] or you may search for street parking for free.)

Websites

FOSS

http://www.fossweb.com/home (curriculum)

http://www.deltaeducation.com/ (publisher)

NGSS

Framework for K-12 Science Education - free download. First process in the development of the upcoming "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS). To be best prepared to understand the new standards when they are released, become as familiar with this document as possible. NSTA has released a guide to the frameworks here to get you started.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) - official site for information regarding NGSS

NSTA Webinars - FREE! A plethora of webinars, each roughly 60-90 minutes, on each Science and Engineering Practice, Crosscutting Concept, and Disciplinary Core Idea (currently on going). Download the accompanying ppts as you watch. A great way to build in your understanding!

Contacts

Sarah Pierce - for FOSS and site questions

Science Instrucional Coach

Loyola University

Center for Science and Math Education

sstults@luc.edu


Julie Jacobi - for FOSS and site questions

Science Instrucional Coach

Loyola University

Center for Science and Math Education

jjacobi@luc.edu


Jessica Line - for PD questions

Program Associate

Loyola University

Center for Science and Math Education

jline@luc.edu


Dean VanOrder - for FOSS materials questions

Regional Sales Manager

Delta Education (FOSS)

1-715-540-0646

dean.vanorder@schoolspecialty.com


CPS Department of Science

Chandra James, Director of Science

Barbara Dubielak-Wood, K-5 Science Specialist, bdubielak-wood@cps.edu

Jenny Sarna, High School Science Specialist, jasarna@cps.edu

Misty Richmond, MS Science Specialist, mjrichmond@cps.edu