Where Have all the Plastics Gone?: Inspiring Students with Sustainable Invention
July 26, 2021 - August 9, 2021
——-For Oregon Middle School Science Teachers from Multnomah, Columbia or Washington County Only——-
July 26 – August 8 , 2021
Synchronous class times:
7/26, 7/27, 7/28, 8/2, 8/3, 8/4 9:00am-11:00am PST
Would you like to engage middle school students through invention? Join us to participate in a 1 graduate credit remote learning course designed to investigate the pedagogy and practice of sustainable invention. The training will provide tools for fostering student-driven exploration and interdisciplinary material science and engineering concepts articulated in NGSS. This multi-district collaboration will feature local teacher leaders as well as a team of experienced sustainable invention educators.
By engaging your students with the problems of plastics and the potential of alternatives they can more deeply investigate topics such as Climate Change and Environmental Justice and develop a deeper understanding of real world applications of sustainable invention to solve complex challenges. Through a combination of virtual and hands-on activities (supplies to be provided) and peer to peer learning, participants walk away with a tool kit of open access resources.
Course topics include:
- Place-based, phenomena driven education
- Designing real world sustainable inventions
- Engaging students to develop explanations through discourse
- Flyer with more information: 2021 Sustainable Invention Course