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NGSS in Action: Food for Thought -- What Fuels Us?

iBIO Institute EDUCATE Center

Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT)

Lemont, IL

NGSS in Action: Food for Thought -- What Fuels Us?

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iBIO Institute EDUCATE Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Argonne National Laboratory bring you an exciting new NGSS workshop! 

Join us for a hands-on, inquiry-based workshop investigating the Next Generation Science Standards; the complex relationships among food, feedback, hormones, and health; and the power of collaborative problem-solving!

Breakfast and Check-in will be from 8:30 to 9:00 AM. Lunch will be provided. Participants will receive 6 CPDUs.  

This workshop engages participants in hands-on, collaborative-inquiry activities including: Why is glucose important for the body and brain? How are glucose levels regulated in the body? How does adrenalin affect the body and the brain? How does glucose affect memory in aging populations? How does glucose dysregulation lead to disease?  Participants explore how these investigations connect to various disciplines and exemplify the NGSS and Common Core.

At this workshop you will: 

  • Engage through hands-on, collaborative inquiry activities related to how the body uses glycogen and glucose in maintaining blood glucose homeostasis.  
  • Explore how adrenalin affects the body and brain through the fight or flight response and how glucose affects memory in the aging populations.  
  • Explain how these learning activities relate to the new learning standards; the impacts the new standards will have on teaching and learning; and how the science concepts and practices can be applied to new situations.
  • Elaborate on how the investigations connect to various disciplines and how thinking routines and collaborative problem solving can be used to further develop students’ scientific and engineering practices and 21st century skills.  
  • Evaluate your own knowledge, skills, abilities, and self-efficacy in implementing these and similar learning experiences for your students, and reflect on how such experiences nurture desirable learning dispositions and innovation in our next generation.
Have questions about NGSS in Action: Food for Thought -- What Fuels Us?? Contact iBIO Institute EDUCATE Center

When & Where

Argonne National Laboratory Learning Center
9700 S. Cass Avenue, Building 360
Lemont, IL 60439

Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT)

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iBIO Institute EDUCATE Center

The mission of the iBIO Institute’s EDUCATE Center is to deliver industry-led Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs for teachers and students thereby inspiring the next generation of innovators and helping to restore America’s leadership in STEM education. 

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