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  IAVAT Fall Professional Development Series Now Available from IAVAT Curriculum Committee!  
  Jennifer Waters  11/2/2021 12:50:00 PM  

*Sent to All Ag Teachers on behalf of the IAVAT Curriculum & Professional Development Committees

We are excited to offer a fall series of workshops with presenter Chris Embry-Mohr. Chris is a high school science teacher at Olympia High School (OHS) in rural Stanford, Illinois. She has been a high school agriculture and science teacher for seventeen years, teaching a variety of classes including biology, Advanced Placement Biology, physical science, environmental science, and biological science applications in agriculture. She has also taught introduction to the agriculture industry, agriculture science, agribusiness management, welding, small engines, and horticulture science. She also serves as a member of the Next Generation Science Standards Writing Committee. 

Please join us for one or all sessions! 
November 16th - VIRTUAL - 4:00-6:00 p.m. - Basics of the Next Generation Science Standards
For those needing a crash course on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) this workshop will engage participants in the basics.  Participants will explore Scientific and Engineering Practices, Cross Cutting Concepts, and grade band elements as Chris tailors the workshop to the needs and questions of the attendees.

November 30th - VIRTUAL - 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Three-Dimensional Teaching and Learning
For those that are familiar with the Next Generation Science Standards, this workshop will focus on how to leverage the three dimensions for teaching and learning.  Participants will analyze various aspects of the standards in virtual groups reflecting on big ideas and how to use the standards to design lessons and assessments.  Special emphasis will be given to the elements of the Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEP) and Cross Cutting Concepts (CCC) as participants analyze units of instruction.

December 9th - VIRTUAL - 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Using Storylines to Drive the Learning Cycle 
Teaching through stories is one of the most powerful tools that teachers can use in their classrooms.  Learn how to engage students with phenomena and problems and empower students to use their questions to drive their learning. Teachers facilitate the learning by engaging students in cycles of figuring out, leading to the end goal of explaining the phenomena or solving the problem.
Click on each link for more information, including how to register or view the complete flyer here.
IAVAT will be providing 2 Continuing Education Units per session.

Jennifer Waters
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 217-827-0633 Cell: 217-827-0633
Address: 211 IL-125, Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
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