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SIE14001: Journey North: Introduction
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Credit Hours: 0.5

The Journey North program is a free resource for elementary and middle school classes that is comprised of a variety of topics, lessons, and activities. Each thirty-minute professional development workshop provides an opportunity to see Journey North classrooms in action while exploring science inquiry and other standards-based teaching and learning practices.

This introductory Journey North workshop explores the three sets of investigations that make up the Journey North program. Using the video as a springboard, the workshop looks at some of the basic concepts behind the Journey North investigations and explores topics that are important to middle- and elementary-level science teachers.

SIE14002: Journey North: Seasonal Migrations - Monarch Butterflies
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The Journey North program is a free resource for elementary and middle school classes that is comprised of a variety of topics, lessons, and activities. Each thirty-minute professional development workshop provides an opportunity to see Journey North classrooms in action while exploring science inquiry and other standards-based teaching and learning practices.

While the Journey North program provides opportunities for exploring dozens of different animal migrations, this workshop focuses on the most popular migration--that of monarch butterflies. Participants use some of the lessons from Journey North resources to study migration while using prediction as an inquiry tool, exploring the Journey North website, and correlating the Journey North investigations with life science curriculum.

SIE14003: Journey North: Plants and the Seasons - Tulip Gardens
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The Journey North program is a free resource for elementary and middle school classes that is comprised of a variety of topics, lessons, and activities. Each thirty-minute professional development workshop provides an opportunity to see Journey North classrooms in action while exploring science inquiry and other standards-based teaching and learning practices.

This workshop follows several classes around the country as they explore plant growth and seasonal change through individual student investigations and through Journey North's International Tulip Study. Participants learn the importance of experimental protocols, as well as how Journey North integrates process skills into inquiry-based activities.

SIE14004: Journey North: Sunlight and the Seasons - Mystery Class
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The Journey North program is a free resource for elementary and middle school classes that is comprised of a variety of topics, lessons, and activities. Each thirty-minute professional development workshop provides an opportunity to see Journey North classrooms in action while exploring science inquiry and other standards-based teaching and learning practices.

Journey North's investigation into sunlight's seasonal changes takes students on an eleven-week-long investigative hunt known as Mystery Class. This workshop presentation chronicles the students' adventures as they track and analyze changes in sunlight north and south of the equator and follow a series of clues to locate the ten Journey North Mystery Classes around the world. 

SIE14005: Learning Science Through Inquiry: What Is Inquiry and Why Do It?
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Credit Hours: 1.5

This introductory workshop presents an overview of why inquiry is such a powerful approach to teaching and learning science-how it enables you to assess and meet the needs of a wide range of learners, how it taps children's natural curiosity, and how it deepens their understanding of science.

SIE14006: Learning Science Through Inquiry: Setting the Stage - Creating a Learning Community
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Credit Hours: 1.5

At the heart of inquiry teaching and learning is a positive environment that encourages and supports students on their learning paths. This course looks at what is needed for building that foundation and preparing your students for inquiry investigations.

SIE14007: Learning Science Through Inquiry: The Process Begins - Launching the Inquiry
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Credit Hours: 1.5

To inquire into specific scientific phenomena, students need to draw upon a foundation of experience. This course shows how you can encourage students to share and discuss what they already know, and to explore the materials and phenomena in an open-ended manner.

SIE14008: Learning Science Through Inquiry: Focus the Inquiry - Designing the Exploration
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Credit Hours: 1.5

Students' open exploration leads to a range of interests and questions that lead in turn to deeper investigation. This course looks at the design process-how you can guide students to plan and begin their investigations.

SIE14010: Learning Science Through Inquiry: Processing for Meaning During Inquiry
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Credit Hours: 1.5

Making meaning from investigations and experience requires that you guide student dialogue, encouraging your students to make connections, draw conclusions, and ask new questions. This course looks at the rationale for this kind of processing, and strategies that can help students construct new mental frameworks.

SIE14011: Learning Science Through Inquiry: Assessing Inquiry
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Credit Hours: 1.5

Assessment is an ongoing process in the classroom. This course looks at a variety of assessment strategies that range from the very informal formative assessments to formal summative assessments, and explores the purposes each can serve.

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