These learning engagements walk you through the Learning in Places Seasonal Field-Based Science Storyline, and are designed for use in learning environments such as classrooms, teacher professional development experiences, community based settings or outdoor educational settings.
Learning engagements are meant to be used in sequence in order to maximally engage learners in progressions of field-based science investigations through a phenology lens that supports their learning about complex socio-ecological systems. Each learning engagement contains various tools designed for educators, families, and learners, and learning is intentionally meant to cross boundaries between home, communities, and your learning environments.
Activity systems operationalize the principles in the rhizome and give our design structure. Our storyline is the overarching activity system. Within this we have micro-activity systems we call “Learning Engagements”(LEs) that make up the storyline.
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- Bundle Overviews and Introduction
- Lesson Plans and Planning Guides
- Learning Tools for Learners
These data collection protocols are designed to support your field-based science investigations. As you plan your field-based science investigation, review these tools to see which one(s) support research your focal phenomena and “Should We” question. Throughout the year, you may choose to do multiple protocols to collect more data to answer the “Should We” question.
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