Department of Sciences
Aida Awad was the Science Department Chair at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, IL from 2003-2016, and an Adjunct at Oakton College. Aida is the Secretary/Treasurer for NAGT, is an NAGT past-president, and past Chair of the GSA Education Committee. Aida has been involved in efforts around NGSS and NGSS implementation since the Framework for Science Education was released. In addition to her role as a Science Department Head, she leads teacher prep and in-service teacher workshops for the Office of STEM Education Programs at Northwestern University.
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Architectural stone investigation - What makes great buildings? part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Public Policy:Activities
This small group research project, and accompanying field trip, gives students an opportunity to investigate issues related to city planning, building design and usage, and earth materials used as architectural ...
Glacial Isostatic Adjustment part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Geodesy:Activities
The activity begins with a hands-on lab students design to consider the relationship between increasing masses loaded on a viscous medium. Students then investigate the Antarctic ice sheet and Pleistocene glacial ...
Geology - Dual Credit part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Geodesy:Courses
Physical Geology laboratory-based course plus a Historical Geology component.
Introduction to Earth Systems Science part of Quantitative Skills:Courses
This course is an introduction to Earth Systems Science. Earth Systems Science is the study of the complex interrelationships between materials and energy in the atmosphere and in the solid, fluid, and living ...
Conference Presentation (1)
Building Earth and Space Science Community Capacity for the Next Generation Science Standards part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday A
The Next Generation Science Standards offer an opportunity to teach Earth and space science in ways that are closer to how scientists practice, and more relevant to students and to societal issues. However, the ...
Other Contribution (1)
Designing NGSS Aligned Classroom Assessment Tasks to Support Instruction part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Morning Workshops:NGSS
NGSS-ESS aligned instruction will naturally provide many opportunities for teachers to observe and record evidence of student learning. Assessment tasks comprised of multiple components reflect the connections ...