Description

**PD for Elementary School Teachers**

The Great American Solar Eclipse is coming this summer! On August 21, 2017, people all across the nation will witness a once in a lifetime astronomical phenomenon- and an amazing opportunity to engage students, families, and your communities in science! 

Led by Oregon’s network of regional STEM Hubs, this session is specifically for teachers who want to get their kids excited for August’s eclipse, arm them with some viewing safety knowledge, and impact a bit of science knowledge. Teachers will be able to brush up on their Eclipse-science and learn strategies and activities for getting their students excited about this once-in-a-lifetime scientific phenomenon!  This session will feature retired NASA professional and avid astronomer Dan Adamo, and help teachers prepare students to view the eclipse safely and develop their understanding of how this amazing phenomenon occurs. While the session will be focused on viewing in Oregon, all teachers are welcome and will be able to gain useful knowledge.

Participants FROM OREGON ONLY will also receive:

  • a classroom set of Eclipse Safety Glasses to distribute to student
  • a trial Platinum membership to Oregon Connections, enabling them to connect with professionals like Dan around the country who can shed light on the Eclipse or any other subject area!
  • a stand-alone lesson that can be delivered during the last week of school or whenever it is convenient, with the goal of exciting students about the upcoming eclipse and arming them with some scientific and safety knowledge of the event.

Key Questions

What is a solar eclipse?

What is the difference between a total and a partial solar eclipse?

Why are these events so rare?

What are the key safety considerations when viewing a solar eclipse?

What resources/materials are available to share with my students?

When will the total solar eclipse happen in Oregon?

Expected Outcomes

Teachers will learn strategies and activities for engaging kids in eclipse science.

Teachers will learn what age-appropriate NGSS standards apply to the solar eclipse.

Teachers will learn about key misconceptions concerning solar eclipses.

Teachers will learn important eclipse safety information.

Teachers will learn about easily accessible online resources for engaging kids in eclipse science.

Teachers unfamiliar with Oregon Connections/Nepris will learn how to use the tool to connect with professionals.

Documents

Curriculum Alignment

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about 15 days ago Gina Dunning

I am not able to join the live session. "Zoom" will not allow me to.

Monday, 08 May 2017
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about 11 days ago Dan Adamo

I've posted a Celestia-based eclipse simulation as a 1.6-minute HD video with explanatory captions to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqDpHHXNv08. This will illustrate for your students why eclipses don't occur every month when the Moon is new and full. You can also access a 1-minute HD video simulating the visual appearance of the total solar eclipse in Oregon at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jHASAyga_Q.

Saturday, 13 May 2017
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about 8 days ago Emily Veale

Awesome! Thank you.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Completed Date

 05/08/2017 7:00 PM   Eastern Time

Duration

 02:00

Presenter

Richard Krause South Metro Salem STEM Partnership

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Lisa Freauff PRATUM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Dan Adamo

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Patricia Barrios HIGHLANDS H S

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Tracy Willson-Scott

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Stacia Fletcher

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Nickie Shira

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Jessica Paopao

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Matthew Campbell

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DARREN HENDRICKSON

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Anne-Marie Eklund

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Maria Ortega

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Susan Tolman PIONEER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Heidi Davis

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Alia House ANNEX CHARTER SCHOOL

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Angela Lattin BROOKLYN PRIMARY SCHOOL

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Cheryl Esplin NYSSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Dottie Brown

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Emily Townsend

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Dave Bieker NYSSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Marie Torland

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patty eidson

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Alicia Trump Anderson HARPER CHARTER SCHOOL

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Jan Alberts

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Karen Klus HENRY L SLATER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Laura Gesslein

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Victoria Rizzo WALT MOREY MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Isabel Brito

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Julie Bodily

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Emily Veale

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Stephanie Cudahy GLENDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Sherryl Bailey FIR GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Mayra Vazquez-Jones

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Samantha Reynolds VALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Viola White

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Sara Savage

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Amy Rasmussen VALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Jill McBride

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Julie Booth

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Emma Butler

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Colette Boylan

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Caryn Duryee

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Gina Dunning VERN PATRICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Stephanie Lardy HENRY L SLATER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Cheri Clausen

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Anne Perkins

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C Beaubien

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Jamie Fritz CULVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Sallie Davis

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Melissa Bunting CROOKED RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Heather Sanders

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Michele Osterhoudt

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Jill Harrell EASTMONT SCHOOL

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Lindsey Manitsas

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Johanna Henry

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Danielle Stolk

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Carrie Sullivan DAYVILLE SCHOOL

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Aurora Smith SAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Tracie Ronhaar TERREBONNE COMMUNITY SCHOOL

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Guy George

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Kelly Wear PINE RIDGE ELEMENTARY

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Susan Doggett TERREBONNE COMMUNITY SCHOOL

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Melinda Mead

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Colleen Hawley VALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Alix Dinsmore

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Kathleen Eddy

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Monte Katzenberger

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KIm McDowall
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Grades
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Career Clusters
Education & Training   Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics  
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Topic
The 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse (Teacher Professional Development, Elementary)
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Skills/Specialties
Space Science   astronomy   educators   teacher professional development   Eclipse   NASA