This activity has been adapted for this year's virtual conference and will look at secondary science curricular competencies in a place based activity. This session will consist of an on-line Zoom component and an individual outdoor component. Participants will be stepping away from their computers to go into their local yard, neighbourhood and/or environment and then return to the group Zoom with observations and evidence. Guided discussions in breakout groups will look at, and evaluate, the evidence gathered to help answer the question "How Do We Know?“
You will be going outside to explore. Please bring weather appropriate clothing.
You will be gathering evidence so bring any of: pen, pencil, notbook, clipboard, phone for photos or notes or anything you think will help you when sharing later.
Sherrie Pearce is a Secondary Science Teacher and is currently working with SD57 Curriculum and Innovation Department. She is helping teachers explore how they can teach curricular competencies such as "Experience and interpret the local environment".
Deneen Sawchuk is a Secondary Science Teacher in Prince George, BC. She has been working with teachers, helping design lessons which incorporate place based activities into a Secondary Science classroom in order to teach the curricular competencies.