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Join the Storyline Working Group in Chemistry/Physics

07 Jan 2018 3:08 PM | Jessica Dietzel (Administrator)

What is a Storyline?

The NGSS provides an innovative way of students working through the material in meaningful ways.  This creates a more active student-centered learning environment instead of the traditional teacher-centered classroom.  NGSS promotes using the science and engineering practices to explain real world phenomena and problems.  Each step of the way, students figure out a piece of the puzzle around a phenomenon and each question leads to another question, guiding them to each step in a coherent storyline unit. 

Storylines are how NGSS was meant to be implemented, providing a clear path for students to build understanding of the core ideas, crosscutting concepts and student-generated questions. 

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1st Meeting: Introduction to Storylining & Brainstorming 

Presenters:  ISTA President Dr. Jason Crean, ISTA Secretary Kristin Rademaker
Host:  ISTA Physical Science Director Sherri Rukes

When:   January 20, 2018

Where:  Libertyville High School 
708 West Park Ave Libertyville, IL 
in the LED / Drop-in Lab / Flex Rooms.

Time: 8:30 – noon a continental breakfast will be provided.

ISBE Professional Development Hours will be given to all participants.  This will result in a sustained working group that will meet periodically over time to create storyline units.  As the process of storylining is highly collaborative, participants will continue to work with each other over time.

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