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Sunday, February 12 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Using Online Simulations for Deeper Understanding

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With NGSS, students no longer need to regurgitate factoids but instead must be able to explain the how and why of scientific phenomena. Consequently, hands-on experience is invaluable in the science classroom. However, how do we help our students "see" and experience what is going on at microscopic and atomic levels? In this session we will learn how to take simulators like PhET and create structured inquiry activities so students can get "hands-on" experience with the use of technology. 

A laptop computer is best for this session but Chromebooks and iPads will work too just at a lower functionality.

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Stacey Cool

Instructional/Technology Coach, Merced Union High School District
Stacey has taught Chemistry and AP Chemistry for over a decade in Merced, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and Seattle. Currently she is working for her district as a Technology Integration Specialist focusing in part on NGSS. Previously, she served as the Science Department Co-Chair at Golden Valley High School and helped found her school’s Instructional Leadership Team, charged with empowering teachers with technology and excellent instructional... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
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