All on our Hitchhiker’s Guide to the STARS
Developing Identities through Rigorous Work!
Science STARS will develop their identities as scientists and as agents of change in their communities through authentic inquiry around core science concepts of urban ecology.
Table of Contents
STARS Teams Core Document
STARS Weekly Attendance and complete records
STARS Google Calendar
Long Term Goals for STARS
STARS logo – color
STARS logo – b&w
Hitchiker’s Guide Cover Page
Zoned Map of East High
Camp Cory Weekend
Photographs of our cabins, meeting spaces, dining hall & other
Camp Cory Checklist
Camp Cory Handbook for Teachers (sections highlighted)
Day 1: Team Challenges
Day 1 – Urban Scavenger Hunt
Talking Points (STARS Highlights)
Planning (Lesson & Unit)
Ecolab Module Overview – with links to the curriculum (password: ecopassword)
EcoLab Frameworks – Brainstorm and ideas for the EcoLab Curriculum
Openers packet (with April’s comments – needs editing)
Authentic Assessment Requirements
Journal Prompts (at least twice in the fall)
- In what specific ways are we doing science?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of our design and study?
Diagram & Description of the “Big Idea “ – in journal and on video as individuals –
What’s the Big Idea?” (i.e., What science processes and phenomena, often invisible, help to explain the phenomenon we are seeing and studying?)
Initial assessment (week 3or 4) final assessment (week 9 – right before Thanksgiving)
Please ask them to put their name on the top of that journal page
GRS Journal Format (suggested, not required)
Dates & details
Diagrams and descriptions (visible & invisible components)
“I wonder” page in the back
Weekly conversations with leaders through notes
Angie Barton from Michigan State University – G ET City is a Lansing, MI based year-round program for youth focused on the science and engineering of energy sustainability using advanced Information Technologies.
Jessica Thompson from University of Washington
Our STARS (grand, alphabetical list)
Team Attendance Sheets (have one for each week please, & keep this updated)
Our External Evaluators
Joan Pasley & Maria Fitzgerald from Horizons Research, Inc. will be helping us understand the impact of our STARS work in ways that inform future efforts! ! It is a real privilege and pleasure to be working with them!
Local STARS Supporters
Local Advisory Board
Bart Roselli (Education & Interpretation Director, Seneca Park Zoo)
Calvin Uzelmeier (Director of Education, RMSC)
Chris Hartman (Good Food Collective; Community Gardens)
Kristin Rapp (Artpeace)
National STARS Supporters (names & sample projects)
Helen DeMichael & Jean Donahue: The Gender Chip Project offers both a documentary and companion materials designed to assist teachers, parents and mentors who are encouraging girls to the pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Shirley Brice Heath
Richard Hudson – Executive Produce of Dragonfly TV
Phil Bell – the LIFE Center (LIFE = Learning in Informal & Formal Envrionments) seeks to develop and test principles about the social foundations of human learning in informal and formal environments with the goal of enhancing human learning from infancy to adulthood. Phil co-chaired the panel that produced Learning Science in Informal Settings. He also manages a blog on How People Learn.
Karen Peterson -Principal Investigator for the National Girls Collaborative Project
East High Website:
Rochester Bus Schedule – looks to me like the bus picks up at 4:11pm, so 4pm is good end time.