Description

**PD for Middle & High 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!

What do you want students to learn?

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 key questions will be answered

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 21 days ago Gretchen Stack

I was trying to sign up for the Elementary Session on May8th. I can't see how to change this. Could you possibly help fix this? Thank you!

Tuesday, 02 May 2017
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about 20 days ago Richard Krause

Hi, Gretchen, there is a link down at the bottom that says, Questions? Let's chat! If you click on that, I think Nepris will be able to help you.

Wednesday, 03 May 2017
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about 20 days ago Matt Pronio

I just added you to the May 8 Eclipse session for Elementary, Gretchen - you're all set!

Wednesday, 03 May 2017
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about 20 days ago Melissa Dubois

We're on it! Thanks!

Wednesday, 03 May 2017
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about 11 days ago Dan Adamo

As penance for locking up our session, I've posted the Celestia-based eclipse simulation I was attempting to render in real time to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqDpHHXNv08 as a 1.6-minute HD video with explanatory captions. 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

Completed Date

 05/09/2017 7:00 PM   Eastern Time

Duration

 02:00

Presenter

Richard Krause South Metro Salem STEM Partnership

Presenter

Dan Adamo

Presenter

Stacia Fletcher

Invitee

Tracy Willson-Scott

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Allison Sweeney

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Connie Robbins

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Nicole Sullivan

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Laura Morley

Observer

Jill Nishball

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Amy Ahlstrom RIDGEMONT HIGH SCHOOL

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Nickie Shira

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Trent Bodily

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Elizabeth Hernandez

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Robert Waltenburg DAYVILLE SCHOOL

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Victoria Rizzo WALT MOREY MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Nancy McDonald IMBLER CHARTER SCHOOL

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Adrienne Ash THOMAS R FOWLER MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Mary Sue THOMAS R FOWLER MIDDLE SCHOOL

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maureen powell SILVERTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Cheri Clausen

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Julie Bernardi TUMALO COMMUNITY SCHOOL

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Lisa Stroup BRIDGES CAREER AND TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

Presenter

Matthew Campbell

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Linda Fuller

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Jocelyn Paris THE DALLES MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Michaela Chevalier THOMAS R FOWLER MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Matthew Bobrowsky

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Steven Kiepert JOSEPH LANE MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Elizabeth Valdes VALE HIGH SCHOOL

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Louanne Zweygardt PRAIRIE CITY SCHOOL

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Sarah Grenwis OGDEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Becky Teater CULVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Eric Bardwell VALE MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Michele Engle MONUMENT SCHOOL

Taker

Sarah Foltz THOMAS R FOWLER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Classes
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Grades
Grade Post Secondary  
Career Clusters
Education & Training   Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics  
No. of Students
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Topic
The 2017 Great American Eclipse (Teacher Professional Development, MS/HS)
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Industry
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Skills/Specialties
Space Science   astronomy   teacher professional development   Educator   Eclipse