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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

Session 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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Melissa Dubois

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Heidi vandenhooff CEDAR PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Julie Keniry

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Matt Pronio

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Allison Sweeney

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Connie Robbins

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Lisa Foggia

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Nicole Sullivan

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Lela Thieme

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Terrie Dennis

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Laura Morley

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Matthew Campbell

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Sue Manning

Observer

Jill Nishball

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Amy Ahlstrom RIDGEMONT HIGH SCHOOL

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Nickie Shira

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Eric Bardwell

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Sheryl Yano

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Amanda Smith

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Julie Alexander ALAMEDA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Sherri Gheen

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Trent Bodily

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Donna Rainboth

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Kim Conolly
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)
Sub Topic
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Industry
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Skills/Specialties
Space Science   astronomy   teacher professional development   Educator   Eclipse