Fun Exchanges & Activities for Science Teachers (FEAST)
Have you been looking for new, exciting, teacher-tested ideas for your science classroom? Or perhaps you’ve wanted to have a discussion about science resources, safety in the lab, or how other teachers manage a certain science demonstration or other activity? Or maybe you simply want to network with other science teachers and build a lasting friendship with other science educators. If this is what you’re looking for, we welcome you to FEAST. FEAST is truly a grass roots effort that began with a small group of about eight secondary science teachers in the fall of 2005.
Today our FEAST list has grown in size to over 200, kindergarten through 12th grade, educators. We meet six times during the school year covering topics of interest to the group. Teachers are highly encouraged to bring a five to ten minute activity to share related to the session’s topic or another aspect of science. By sharing one of your favorites, other educators will gain access to yet another engaging activity!
Sessions take place Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. You’ll find our sessions to be very casual yet welcoming to all who wish to share. We hope you will join us at one of our future sessions.
FEAST Sessions for 2016-17
- February 4th The Body – Human Anatomy
- March 4th NGSS – Best Shared Practices in your Classroom
- April 1st Technology – Share Your Best!
- May 6th Engineering
Cost: FREE to Educators
FEAST would like to welcome all teachers to attend our next session: Saturday, November 5th.
Topic: Inquiry-Based Learning
Come and experience teaching, learning, and aligning your teaching with NGSS. The POGIL approach is about an innovative classroom and teaching model that allows students to work collaboratively to develop and construct important concepts of science. The goal of the POGIL approach is to develop content mastery and critical process skills. In this presentation we will experience group roles, participate in a collaborative guided inquiry learning activity and compare POGIL process skills to NGSS and the Common Core.
Caroline Lehman (fellow FEASTER) has volunteered to anchor and lead us through this session!
Please RSVP by November 2nd using the form below, so we can get an idea how many of you will be attending. If you have any questions, contact us at: Feast@ChabotSpace.org