Hello, all. I promised Charlie I would post my idea/question to Geonet. This was a couple of months ago. When I received the email about staying current in using geonet to avoid being "deactivated", I thought I better begin now and come back to it later.
California has adopted NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). Our district adopted the middle school integrated model which is divided into 4 Instructional Segments (IS) at each of the three grade levels: 6, 7 and 8.
The fourth Instructional Segment (IS 4) in all three grade levels is focused on the environment:
Grade 6 :
EEI Curriculum and resources for “The Greenhouse Effect on Natural Systems”
EEI Curriculum and resources for “Ecosystem Change in California”
EEI Curriculum and resources for “Biodiversity: The Keystone to Life on Earth”
We are using curriculum from California's Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) to teach IS 4 in all three grades.
A colleague of mine and I will be training teachers in EEI. My thought is that someone may be interested in creating Geoinquiries that are focused on the Instructional Segment for each of the 3 grade levels. I believe teachers would be interested in using those specific Geoinquiries.
What are your thoughts?
Before January concludes, Happy New Year to all!