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SMILE 2020 Virtual August Teacher Workshop

 

Building a Virtual Community!

 

For over 30 years, the SMILE Program has offered professional development for K-12 educators through workshops held two-three times a year. Lessons and supplies are provided free to each participant covering STEM content based on curricular materials developed by Precollege Programs in collaboration with researchers and partners. This August, PCP will offer the first virtual teacher workshop, sharing more STEM lessons and providing a virtual networking space for teachers to build community and discuss distance learning in their own communities and school districts. The workshop is FREE and open to any K-12 educator.

 

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SCHEDULE AT GLANCE!

  AUGUST 3RD,   9am - 12:30pm

(All times are PST, adjust one hour for MST)

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.      Opening Session and Activity 
  • 10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.    Content Session
    • Elementary School Level = Genetic Modified Organisms (GMOs)
    • Middle School Level = Systems Thinking
    • High School Level = Regional Class Research Vessels (Ocean Science)
  • 11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Teacher Talk 
  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Community Discussions (Planning for Fall 2020) * for SMILE teachers only 
    • you will only attend one session. SMILE Clubs will be assigned and your date sent to you

  AUGUST 4Th,   9am - 12:30pm

(All times are PST, adjust one hour for MST)

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.       Multilingual Pedagogical Practices for STEM teaching and learning
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 am.      Human Centered Design 
  • 10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.    Content Session 
    • Elementary School Level = Traits BINGO
    • Middle School Level = Regional Class Research Vessels (Ocean Science)
    • High School Level = Global Ocean Carbon Cycle
  • 11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Teacher Talk 
  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Community Discussions (Planning for Fall 2020) * for SMILE teachers only
    • you will only attend one session. SMILE Clubs will be assigned and your date sent to you

  AUGUST 5Th,   9am - 12:30pm

(All times are PST, adjust one hour for MST)

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.    Speed Learning Sessions: Short sessions highlighting what is coming up in the Fall
    • Research Experience for Teachers
    • Beaver Hangouts
    • STEM Academy
    • Timelooper Virtual Field Trips
  • 10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.    Content Sections Q &A 
  • 11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Teacher Talk 
  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Community Discussions (Planning for Fall 2020) * for SMILE teachers only
    • you will only attend one session. SMILE Clubs will be assigned and your date sent to you

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP MATERIALS AND RESOURCES (Check back soon as we update)

Our teacher workshop materials and STEM lessons align to the research of OSU faculty and grant partners. Learn more about the STEM research work behind this virtual workshop and professional development. 

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and the Forest Biotechnology Laboratory. 

Faculty Highlight: Dr. Steve Strauss

The Lab uses modern and sustainable plant biotechnologies, both genomics and genetic engineering, to aid in production of tree crops, including for renewable energy, wood, paper, ornamentals, and fruit. It applies DNA methods for basic research to understand the physiology and evolution of trees.

Learn more about the Lab!

Global Ocean Carbon Cycle 

Faculty Highlight: Dr. Andreas Schmittner

Dr. Schmittner's work focuses on the oceans, their physics, biology, chemistry and variability on decadal to millennial time scales. He investigates the causes for today's global deep overturning circulation, how and why it has changed in the past, how it may change in the future, how it impacts climate, ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles.

Learn more about the work!

Alien Genetics and the Ramsey Laboratory

Faculty Highlight: Dr. Stephen Ramsey

The Lab uses the tools of computational systems biology to advance precision medicine. It integrates cellular, molecular, and population genetic information on a variety of scales within network models in order to identify new disease mechanisms or therapeutic targets.

Learn more about the Lab!

Change and reliable Systems Engineering and Management (CaRSEM)

Faculty Highlight: Dr. Javier Calvo-Amodio

The Lab focuses on deveoping a fundamental understanding of how to engineer and manage systemic change in organizations by combining engineering management, industrial engineering, and systems science.

Learn more about the Lab!

The Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV)

 

Learn more here!

OSU is leading the charge in designing and delivering the next generation of ships to advance coastal science. With more modern technology and abilities than previous generations of ocean research ships, these Regional Class Research Vessels (RCRV) will be cutting-edge platforms that provide scientists and educators access to the marine realm.