advance shipment of equipment, books, and materials so that you can work through selected hands-on activities at home in real time.
Program Content Focus
Using Issues to Teach Science
This session will use existing and planned SEPUP materials to explore the uses of societal and environmental issues in middle level and high school science teaching. The session will cover the goals for teaching with issues, how to adapt curriculum to become more issue-oriented, and the evolution of SEPUP instructional design.
Assessing Student Performance in SEPUP
This is an in-depth look at SEPUP’s nationally acclaimed assessment system. Topics include an in-depth look at the elements of SEPUP assessment, including tasks, variables, rubrics, blueprints, and student work exemplars. Participants will moderate several samples of student work.
Support for Literacy in SEPUP
This session will explore SEPUP’s strategies for supporting reading comprehension, written and oral language, and media literacy.
Research in SEPUP
The SEPUP research base includes developmental studies, impact research, case studies and quasi-experimental designs. This section will provide an overview and an annotated bibliography of SEPUP research.
Writing to Learn in SEPUP
This section will explore elective techniques for writing in the SEPUP classroom, including the use of science notebooks, pre-and post-writing strategies, and reactive writing prompts.
Summer Academy Faculty
SEPUP is issue based which means that every unit starts with a real-life focus that shows students why science is important and then they learn that science while keeping that real life issue in mind. At the end of that unit, they return to that real-world issue and are able to answer it using the science they've learned throughout the unit.
Virtual Science & Sustainability Summer Academy
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