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Biology for the Next Generation


  • School of Science & Technology 18640 Northwest Walker Road Beaverton, OR, 97006 United States (map)

Date & Time:  July 30-August 3, 2018 (8:30am – 3:30pm)
Location: School of Science & Technology, Beaverton, OR
Grade Level: High School
Audience: High School Educators
Course Fee: $500
Optional Graduate Credit: We are in the process of finalizing optional graduate credit

Instructors: Charlotte Denis and Caitlin Everett
Contact for Course Information: charlotte_denis@beaverton.k12.or.us or caitlin_everett@beaverton.k12.or.us
Contact for Registration: pd@pdxstem.org or (503) 356-4399

This course focuses on three-dimensional (3D) learning through intertwining the disciplinary core ideas of biology with the scientific and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts as described in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Teachers experience the patterns approach of using inquiry experiments as a mode to learn content as well as how to integrate engineering and student-centered learning experiences, such as case studies and simulations, into their instructional design. Teachers will also learn how to structure their inquiry and engineering investigations with multiple designs to foster scientific discourse between students during the analysis of data. Students will use technology to collect and analyze data as well as use data mines and simulations when direct observation or collection of data is not possible.

Course Cancellation Policy:

  • There is a $15 cancellation fee.
  • If the cancellation is between 8 and 14 days before the class begins, 75% of your registration fee will be refunded.
  • If the cancellation is 7 days or less before the class begins, we are unable to issue a refund.