Palm Springs, CA
November 4-7, 2014
The iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium brings together 2,500 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of next generation learning in K-12 education from across the U.S. and around the world. iNACOL’s annual conference is the industry’s leading event for K-12 online, blended and competency-based learning and gathers experts, leading practitioners and educators, policymakers, researchers and innovators from throughout the field.
Wednesday, November 5
Models and Probes: Preparing for Next Generation
9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This workshop will introduce participants to NSF-funded projects that will help teachers engage their students with curricula and assessments that support the type of science teaching embodied in the Next Generation Science Standards. The Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry (ITSI) project engages grades 3-12 students in exciting, inquiry-based science activities that use computational models and real-time data acquisition that teachers can customize easily to fit their classrooms. Participants will also explore a foundational high school interdisciplinary science course being developed by the Interactions project and learn about an assessment project, which is studying how to develop formative assessments for NGSS performance expectations.