Summer Science Institute Reflection Paper

1139 Words Aug 30th, 2016 null Page
Summer Science Institute Reflection Paper
Introduction
Collaboration is a vital part of any educator 's success. Anytime teacher are able to get together to discuss curriculum or other parts of the learning process improvements can happen. During the two days of the Summer Science Institute I was able to work with not only members of my own department but also teachers across the district. Working on the standards we will be using is extremely important to me. I value the direction and framework the give to support my teaching. I think as a district-wide department we were able to focus much of that. Using the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) takes a great deal of time to pick apart. Working with people who have implemented them before helps to give perspective on what we are doing. The second day of the institute allowed us to see the beauty of the state we live in. It might not be possible to take every student to Door County but the knowledge I gained I will be able to share with them. I think the most important thing I took away from the field trip is how to pose better questions. Giving students questions that force them to explore their previous knowledge to create and explanation helps them better process the situation and propose a solution. I look forward to working with my collages to create these questions, in varying levels for my students. My favorite part of the field trip was seeing active valuable research being completed. This will be used…

Related Documents