Nara Brombach

Syllabus

Goal: Students grow in all areas of STEAM and OSD Outcomes. 

How: Engage, Explore, Explain, Evaluate, Elaborate, Final Evaluate.
Points Given:
Daily work: 90 hours of documented work to mastery of the 27 Science Performance Expectations4 engineering technology society Performance Expectations, and 37 OSD outcomes.
Scores Recorded: Projects are evaluated twice (Initial ideas to final  product) Students evaluate growth, the teacher is responsible for assigning mastery level based on the rubric.
How: Rubric: Based on NGSS, IB Science and OSD Outcomes (adapted from 21st-century skills).
 "D" 90h of work in class to an 
"A" 135h of work average 30/day at home continuing classwork with more connections and or depth of knowledge.

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Students will:
Engage - Asking questions/Define problems
Explore - Develop model/Use models/Plan investigations/Carry out investigation
Explain -Analyze data/interpret data/Use mathematical concepts/Construct an explanation
Evaluate- Design solutions/Engage in argument from evidence
Elaborate- Obtained info/evaluate info
Final Evaluate- communicate info

Science Engineering Practices (SEP)
Asking questions 
Define problems
Develop a model
Use models 
Plan investigations 
Carry out investigation 
Analyze data
interpret data
Use mathematical concepts 
Construct explanation 
Design solutions
Engage in argument from evidence 
Obtained info
evaluate info
communicate info

Olympia School District Outcomes:
Outcome 1: Be compassionate and kind.
Be aware of and appreciate one’s similarities and differences with others.
Listen well and cooperate with others.
Demonstrate awareness of one’s own thoughts and emotions and how they impact behavior.
Express emotions, thoughts and impulses in positive and beneficial ways.
Resolve conflicts and repair relationships.

Outcome 2: Have the academic and life skills to pursue their individual career, civic and educational goals.
Read, write and speak effectively for a wide range of purposes, including the interpretation and analysis of both literary and informational texts.
Know and apply mathematics to a level of fluency that ensures a broad range of post-secondary opportunities and career choices.
Use analytic and scientific principles to draw sound conclusions.
Analyze multiple causal factors that shape major events in history.
Exit with a personalized post-secondary transition plan for work, career and/or college, and complete the first steps toward achieving post-secondary goals before graduation.
Develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines, and engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
Problem-solve using both creative and critical thinking skills.
Demonstrate continuous growth across the disciplines to meet or exceed academic learning standards and work toward graduation.
Apply reliable information and systematic decision making to personal financial decisions.

Outcome 3: Advocate for the social, physical and mental wellness of themselves and others and be hopeful about the future.
Communicate effectively.
Develop knowledge and skills to have healthy eating habits, have a healthy body image and access reliable health information and services.
Be physically active and see athletics and exercise as health-enhancing behaviors.
Understand and apply principles of sound mental and emotional health and learn to identify signs of emotional health concerns such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thinking in self and others.
Understand how and when to seek supportive mental and emotional health resources for self and others.
Cultivate healthy relationships that honor each person's personal preferences and boundaries.
Identify and develop personal strengths and interests.
Develop the skills and habits to assess the role of technology and social media in their lives and distinguish between healthy and harmful use.

Outcome 4: Have the skills, knowledge and courage to identify and confront personal, systemic and societal bias.
Develop an appreciation of world cultures, which may include the understanding of the basic structure of another world language.
Be well versed in local, national and world history and understand how prejudice, racism, and xenophobia have contributed to conflict.
Demonstrate the ability to recognize that biased attitudes expressed consistently over time gradually distort perceptions until stereotypes and myths about people different from oneself are accepted as reality.
Empower themselves to interrupt discriminatory remarks and attitudes.
Evaluate the significance and dependability of information used to support positions.
Analyze the validity, reliability, and credibility of information from a variety of primary and secondary sources while researching an issue or event.

Outcome 5: Discover their passions, be curious and love learning.
Broaden their perspectives and seek out various opportunities to explore new ideas, particularly those areas that are unfamiliar or uncomfortable to find their interests.
Experience failure, setbacks, and disappointments as an expected and honored part of learning.
Understand and demonstrate the value of service in their community and learning by doing.
Pursue creative and artistic opportunities as a vocation and/or a form of lifelong enrichment.

Outcome 6: Be critical thinkers who contribute to and collaborate with our local, global and natural world.
Participate in teams and know the power of teamwork.
Demonstrate the ability to engage in inclusive problem-solving.
Advocate for and contribute to local, regional or global improvement by utilizing natural resources in an efficient, sustainable way.
Use digital tools to constructively learn from and connect with people and communities around the world.
Gather, interpret and present information in culturally responsive ways.