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Title: Science-A-Go-Go Using Experiential Learning to Engage Students in Science


1
Science-A-Go-GoUsing Experiential Learning to
Engage Students in Science
Mark Niemann, Novato High School Vic Chow, Bodega
Marine Laboratory, UC Davis
North Bay Science Educators Council
2
California Partnership for Achieving Student
Success
  • Vision
  • A Seamless Educational Pipeline Facilitating
    Student Success
  • Mission
  • Identifying and Removing Barriers to Student
    Success
  • http//www.cal-pass.org

3
Principles and Goals
  • Discovery
  • Collaboration
  • Alignment
  • Innovation
  • Evaluation
  • Expansion

4
Discovery, Alignment, Evaluation
  • Collects, analyzes and shares student data in
    order to track performance and improve success
    from elementary school through university.
  • Already includes over 6,800 elementary schools,
    high schools, community colleges, colleges and
    universities, from over 52 California counties.
  • Facilitates database inquiries from participating
    school districts, teachers, and education
    researchers

5
Types of Data Collected
  • Student identifier (encrypted)
  • Student file demographic information,
    attendance
  • Course file enrollment information, course
    performance
  • Student test file STAR (achievement), HS exit
    exam
  • Award file diplomas, degrees, certificates
  • Optional files information collected on
    interventions

6
Collaboration, Innovation, Expansion
  • Improves communication and networking among
    educators.
  • Brings together faculty from different
    educational systems to ensure that courses
    articulate with a smooth transition between
    segments.
  • Builds stronger educational communities and
    collaborative partnerships and projects (e.g.
    North Bay Regional Consortium, Science-A-Go-Go).

7
Cal-PASS Regional Consortia
8
Cal-PASSCalifornia Partnership for Achieving
Student Success
  • Cal-PASS Description
  • Mission, goal, and resources
  • Student performance
  • Student transitions
  • Communication and networking among educators
  • Collaborative partnerships and projects
  • Regional Councils
  • North Bay Science Educators Council

9
Science-A-Go-Go
  • Program Description
  • Engineer for a Day
  • Geologist for a day
  • Marine Biologist for a day

10
Science-A-Go-Go Goals
  • Science experiences for high school students
  • Science content
  • Scientific process inquiry-based learning
  • Science role models
  • Collaborations between scientists and teachers
  • Cross-age teaching experience for college students

11
Science-A-Go-Go
  • Participants
  • High schools
  • Novato High School Mark Niemann
  • El Molino High School Joan Vreeburg
  • Universities
  • Sonoma State University
  • Engineering Shailendhar (Shally) Saraf
  • Geology Dan Karner
  • University of California, Davis
  • Bodega Marine Laboratory Vic Michelle Chow

12
Science-A-Go-Go Program Components
  • Engineer for a day
  • Sonoma State University Engineering Lab
  • Undergraduate students hosts
  • Robots
  • Electron Microscope
  • Circuits
  • Lasers

13
Science-A-Go-Go Program Components
  • Geologist for a day
  • Kehoe Beach at Point Reyes
  • Graduate student assistant
  • Investigated where might be best to drill for oil
  • Gathered rock samples
  • Observed millions of years of geologic rock
    formation
  • Clear fault transitions

14
Science-A-Go-Go Program Components
  • Marine biologist for a day
  • UC Davis Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory
  • Investigated invasive species
  • Sampled an area of the bay at low tide
  • Counted, sized, and graphed the invasive species
    results
  • Toured the Lab Facility

15
Science-A-Go-Go Outcomes Evaluation
  • Long-term focus
  • How does this change long term decision making?
  • Positive feedback from students.
  • Unintended benefits
  • Students exposed to college campus for the first
    time.
  • Interacted with university students

16
Science-A-Go-Go Accomplishments
  • Real-world science experiences for high school
    students
  • Science role models and academic/career paths for
    high school students
  • Science teaching experiences for college
    students cross-age teaching
  • Partnership between scientists and college and
    high school educators

17
Next steps
Where do we go from here?
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Montgomery College Round Table (October
2007)Rising Above the Gathering Storm the
Role of Community Colleges in Preparing STEM
Professionals Issues and Challenges
  • Reasons behind the shortage of students choosing
    a career in science, technology, engineering, and
    mathematics
  • Students dont understand what the career
    opportunities are or what STEM careerists do.
  • Students get turned off to mathematics and
    science early in their educational experience.
  • There is a very high attrition rate among
    students who choose a STEM major in college.
  • STEM careers dont seem interesting, appealing,
    glitzy, or rewarding to students.
  • There is insufficient public appreciation and
    support of the importance of math and science in
    this country.

19
Current and future goals
  • Program expansion
  • Increase the number of participating schools,
    teachers, and students
  • Publish and disseminate curriculum
  • Develop a network of science and education
    experts
  • Include elementary and middle school students and
    teachers
  • Program obstacles
  • Funding
  • Transportation
  • Liability
  • Local expertise

20
Proposed Program Expansion
North Bay Science Ambassadors
  • Strategies
  • Leverage Cal-PASS collaborations and resources
  • Utilize existing programs, resources, and
    expertise (tutor mentor programs, community
    service, internships apprenticeships)
  • Develop scalable, systemic solutions for
    available (local) expertise, consistent training,
    and sustained funding

21
Proposed Program Expansion
North Bay Science Ambassadors
  • Program Elements
  • Develop a series of classroom and field science
    activities for elementary school students
  • Includes inter-related earth science, physics,
    chemistry, and biology strands culminating in a
    field experience
  • Trained college science education majors to lead
    the activities with the assistance of high school
    students

22
Proposed Program Expansion
North Bay Science Ambassadors
  • Goals / Expected Outcomes
  • Greater program capacity
  • Enhanced science opportunities and activities for
    elementary school students
  • Collaboration among K-16 educators to align
    curriculum and facilitate student transitions
  • Cross-age teaching
  • Role models for all students and model lessons
    for elementary school teachers
  • Academic and career training for college and high
    school students

23
Acknowledgments
  • Cal-PASS
  • Michelle Kalina (Senior Director for Operations)
  • Shelly Valdez (Director of Regional
    Collaborations)
  • Katheryn Horton (Regional Coordinator)
  • Sonoma State University and the Bodega Marine
    Laboratory
  • Researchers, educators, staff, and graduate and
    undergraduate assistants
  • North Bay Science Educators Council
  • Carlos Ayala Sonoma State U Katheryn
    Horton Cal-PASS Darci Rosales Santa Rosa JC
  • Judy Barcelon Piner HS Dan Karner Sonoma
    State U Karen Santiago PROBE
  • Lee Boyes Petaluma HS Dan Karner Sonoma State
    U Shally Saraf Sonoma State U
  • Victor Brazil Petaluma HS Mark Niemann Novato
    HS John Shribbs Casa Grande HS
  • Amy Breminger Maria Carrillo HS Teri
    O'Donnell Maria Carrillo HS Barbara
    Shubin Rincon Valley MS
  • Michelle Chow Ocean Discovery! Tatjana
    Omrcen Santa Rosa JC Penny Sirota Rincon Valley
    MS
  • Vic Chow UC Davis Mike Roa SCOE John
    Vogt Rancho Cotate HS
  • Deb Grima-Lowe Willowside MS Joan
    Vreeburg El Molino HS

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