Iris Lee

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Recent Posts by Iris

Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:20 AM in NGSS Phenomena
I’ve seen workshops on Phenomenon-Based Learning where connections were made to the other PBLs and to the 5Es. These connections were made in workshops using the Phenomenon-Based Learning “Gizmos and Gadgets” books from NSTA Press. Regarding > aren't just a hook - they are what students are explaining I would go further and say that the phenomena aren’t just what ...

Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:24 AM in Physics Textbooks
Although it's called a college textbook, check out the free OpenStax book https://openstax.org/details/books/college-physics#resources It's algebra (not calculus) based and starts with the basics. Besides being free for both instructor and students, there are various instructor resources provided: An instructor's Getting Started Guide, a sample syllabus, an ins...

Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:41 PM in $50,000 Wish List
If you have a few $K left over, you should definitely get the Phenomenon-Based Learning Books (from NSTA Press) and accompanying materials (from Arbor Scientific). Here are links to the elementary version http://www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/9781936959389 the middle-school version http://www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=10.25...