PROJECT GUTS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (ONLINE)
June 5 - 30
Are you a secondary science teacher who wants to create authentic, meaningful tasks for your students? Do you want your students to become young scientists who can investigate concepts using computer modeling and simulation? Then participate in Project GUTS PD this summer! (btw, GUTS stands for Growing Up Thinking Scientifically)
Project GUTS Online Professional Development Course 2017 will be offered with facilitation from June 5, 2017 to June 30, 2017. In this online course you will experience computer modeling and simulation of complex adaptive systems as a learner then reflect on how you will implement the curriculum and modify it to meet the needs of your students.
Project GUTS' professional development program prepares you to implement the computer science in science curriculum and supports your growth as a science teacher. The CS in Science curriculum consists of four modules: an Introduction to Computer Modeling and Simulation module; an Earth Science module, a Life Science module; and a Physical Science module. Within this 4-week online professional development course, you will cover two of these modules in depth.
Project GUTS -- Growing Up Thinking Scientifically -- is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program for middle school students serving schools and districts nationally. Growing up thinking scientifically means learning to look at the world and ask questions, develop answers to the questions through scientific inquiry, and design solutions to their problems. Project GUTS partnered with Code.org to develop a middle school science program consisting of four instructional modules and professional development for the integration of computer science concepts into science classrooms through computer modeling and simulation. Check out the curricular modules here.