In the state’s draft revised science and technology/engineering standards, science and engineering content and practices are integrated. This institute will model how to effectively integrate standards-based science concepts and practices in curriculum and instruction. Participants, including special education staff or teachers of students with disabilities, will learn about the range of science and engineering practices in the draft revised standards. They will learn about tools, strategies and approaches to assess students' initial skills related to the practices. Course participants will learn how to plan for and support student learning to advance student learning of practices and earth and space science concepts in productive ways. Multiple resources will be used for effective planning and instruction, including state standards, model curriculum units, formative assessments, differentiation strategies, and models of student work. Participants will understand how engaging in practices and design skills help students develop scientific knowledge related to concepts under the topics of Earth’s Place in the Universe, Earth’s Systems, and Earth and Human Activities and develop strategies to make this happen.
This course will be offered by the Educational Development Center in Waltham, MA
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PDP's: 67.5 PDP's will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the institute
This two-week course will take place between Monday, July 21st, 2014 and Friday, August 1st, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM daily
*Potential participants must apply to take part in the model curriculum unit - select "pre-register" below to begin the application process. Preference will be given to applicants from high-need school districts, teachers of English Language Learners, teachers of students with disabilities, and teachers attending as members of a school team.