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Activity for Workshop I
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Wild Ride is an activity that can be used with students, but was used in the introductory workshop as a way to engage teachers in an initial engineering design activity and to reflect on the experience as a student and as a teacher.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Portland Metro STEM Partnership
Date Added:
05/14/2020
"Histoires d'Avenirs: Science-fiction pour le cours de français niveaux" by Annabelle Dolidon and Stéphanie Roulon
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Histoires d’Avenirs est un manuel basé sur neuf nouvelles de science fiction française qui s’adresse à un public d’apprenants étrangers (de niveaux intermédiaire et avancé) mais aussi à un public natif voulant approfondir ses connaissances de la science-fiction moderne - après un chapitre préliminaire qui rappelle les bases historiques du genre. Le manuel propose une approche holistique (stylistique, linguistique, et interculturelle) et sollicite une pensée critique au travers d’activités de lecture, interprétation, conversation, recherche et présentations, dans un double objectif : développer les compétences en français sur des sujets contemporains au travers de la fiction; et faire découvrir la science-fiction française et francophone aux apprenants étrangers.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Reading
Author:
Annabelle Dolidon
Portland State University
Stéphanie Roulon
Date Added:
01/11/2019
Patterns Biology
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Our Patterns Biology development team of teacher leaders has been working hard through the spring and summer of 2020 to develop distance learning versions of the Patterns Biology units. Between March and May they released Distance Learning versions of units 4 and 5, as well as paper packets that can be printed for students who do not have access to technology at home. In preparation for fall of the 2020-21 school year, the team has just published Distance Learning versions of units 1 and 2 (see below links for each unit's page). Our Distance Learning units can be used in either a fully online or hybrid school model. A Distance Learning version of Unit 3 will be released by the end of September.

Subject:
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Portland STEM Partnership
Date Added:
09/03/2020
Patterns Chemistry
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Our Patterns Chemistry development team of teacher leaders has been working hard through the spring and summer of 2020 to develop distance learning versions of the Patterns Chemistry units. Between March and May they released the below Distance Learning versions of units 4, 5 and 6, as well as paper packets that can be printed for students who do not have access to technology at home. Below are the distance learning version of units 1 and unit 2. The distance learning units can be used in either a fully online or hybrid school model. A Distance Learning version of Unit 3 will be released by the end of September. For schools reopening fully in person, scroll down to see the original Patterns Chemistry unit plans.

Subject:
Physical Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Portland STEM Partnership
Date Added:
09/03/2020
Patterns Physics
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THE PATTERNS APPROACH
The Patterns Approach to science instruction emphasizes the use of mathematical and phenomenological patterns to predict the future and understand the past. Students construct science knowledge by making an initial “wild-guess”, asking questions, planning and conducting experiments, collecting data, finding a mathematical model that fits their data, explaining the phenomenon based on that model, then finally making a data-informed prediction. Harnessing their own experiences, students compare and contrast low-evidence predictions (wild guesses) to their data-informed prediction to live the experience and learn the value of evidence-based reasoning. Additionally, students engage in several engineering projects in each course, where they must use the Patterns they discover in their designs to optimize their solutions. The Patterns Approach utilizes technology, student-constructed knowledge, frequent opportunities for student talk, and language supports to ensure the engagement and success of every student. By emphasizing, rather than removing, the mathematical connections to science, the Patterns Approach supports student conceptual understanding by connecting real-world inquiry experiences, graphical representations, and mathematical representations of science phenomena.

Subject:
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Portland STEM Partnership
Date Added:
08/10/2020
A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of postsecondary students
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Abstract In some educational settings, the cost of textbooks approaches or even
exceeds the cost of tuition. Given limited resources, it is important to better
understand the impacts of free open educational resources (OER) on student outcomes. Utilizing digital resources such as OER can substantially reduce costs for
students. The purpose of this study was to analyze whether the adoption of no-cost
open digital textbooks significantly predicted students’ completion of courses, class
achievement, and enrollment intensity during and after semesters in which OER
were used. This study utilized a quantitative quasi-experimental design with
propensity-score matched groups to examine differences in outcomes between
students that used OER and those who did not. The demographics of the initial
sample of 16,727 included 4909 students in the treatment condition with a pool of
11,818 in the control condition. There were statistically significant differences
between groups, with most favoring students utilizing OER

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Data Set
Reading
Author:
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Lane Fischer lane_fischer@byu.edu John Hilton III johnhiltoniii@byu.edu T. Jared Robinson t.jared.robinson@gmail.com David A. Wiley david.wiley@gmail.com 1 Brigham Young University
Lansing
MI
OR
Portland
Provo
USA
USA 2 Michigan State Department of Education
USA 3 Lumen Learning
UT 84602
Date Added:
02/22/2019