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Saturday, October 26 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
FINESSE #2 Promoting Inquiry: Backward Faded Scaffolding
Participants will engage in two complete sets of activities designed to demonstrate effective strategies for engaging students in authentic inquiry. Topics will include exploring the models Galileo used to develop his heliocentric theory of the structure of the solar system. The second activity will investigate weather, climate, and the techniques teacher can use to engage their students in identifying and investigating real world problems. Backward Faded Scaffolding (BFS), a strategy that teachers can use to engage their students in authentic, data driven, investigations of natural phenomena will be the instructional format for both sets of lessons. Participants will receive a collection of nine additional activities written in the BFS format.

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Rick Pomeroy

Lecturer/Supervisor, UC Davis School of Education
Past President CSTA; Science Educator, University of California, Davis; Director, UC Davis Young Scholars Program

Saturday October 26, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Chino A 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  FINESSE Workshop

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