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September 30, 2023

Science Storylines Workshop

Brookfield Zoo • 3300 Golf Rd. BrookfieldIL  60513 Organized by Brookfield Zoo
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Targeted to educators serving students in grades 6-12 • 6 hours professional development credit available • IEIN number and participation in full session is required for professional development credit. Registration: $125 + applicable registration fee Special Rate-Teaching Safari alumni: $100 + applicable registration processing fee (use discount code at checkout) Registration closes 9/15/2023. Instructor: Dr. Jason Crean Join us for a workshop that uses three-dimensional learning. Storylines are coherent units of instruction that bundle concepts that have been traditionally isolated in life science classrooms. In order to better integrate the different topics typically taught in the biology classroom, storyline units that are coherent and phenomenon-driven have been created so that students can make sense of how science works in real world situations. Whether it be using math to investigate group hunting in lions, using genetics data to determine relatedness between lion populations, or using the phenomenon of tusklessness in elephants to introduce the concept keystone species and natural selection, students will be engaged in much richer, contextualized learning experience. These units have proven to be effective models of how three-dimensional learning can be applied in today’s science classrooms and lead to students becoming self-directed learners and thinkers. About Dr. Jason Crean, Instructor: Dr. Crean is a nationally recognized science instructor with 25 years of experience teaching at the high school level. Currently, he is faculty in the Department of Biological Science at Saint Xavier University where he teaches courses including Zoo Biology, Animal Nutrition, as well as preservice science teacher preparation courses in the School of Education.


Brookfield Zoo

3300 Golf Rd. BrookfieldIL  60513

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