Biology for the Next Generation

By October 13, 2016courses

Date & Time: Early to mid-August 2018, specific dates TBD
Location: TBD
Grade Level: High School
Course Fee: $500
Optional PSU Graduate Credit: $180 – 3 credits, summer term
The PSU credit fee will be electronically billed by the University to your PSU ( e-mail address. Register
for PSU credit in person on the first day of the course.
Instructor: Caitlin Everett
Contact for Course
Contact for Registration: or (503) 356-4399

This course focuses on three-dimensional (3D) learning through intertwining the disciplinary core ideas of biology with the scientific and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts as described in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Teachers experience the patterns approach of using inquiry experiments as a mode to learn content as well as how to integrate engineering and student-centered learning experiences, such as case studies and simulations, into their instructional design.

Teachers will also learn how to structure their inquiry and engineering investigations with multiple designs to foster scientific discourse between students during the analysis of data. Students will use technology to collect and analyze data as well as use data mines and simulations when direct observation or collection of data is not possible.

*PSU Enrollment is limited to 8 credits per term unless officially admitted to PSU (except summer term when enrollment is limited to 16 graduate or 21 undergraduate credits). Course offered cooperatively by Portland Metro STEM Partnership and Portland State University’s Continuing Education / Graduate School of Education.

Course Cancellation Policy:

  • There is a $15 cancellation fee.
  • If the cancellation is between 8 and 14 days before the class begins, 75% of your registration fee will be refunded.
  • If the cancellation is 7 days or less before the class begins, we are unable to issue a refund.