Science
Connecting Math and Science Content Through Reasoning Centered Discourse view course/not available icon
Educators attending this workshop will learn how to connect the Michigan Mathematics Standards with the Michigan Science Standards for efficient and effective instruction. Participants will leave ready to implement strategies to integrate Math and Science to provide deeper learning for their students.
Digging Deep- Understanding the 3-Dimensional Vision of the NGSS Framework Tier 1 view course/not available icon
During this workshop, teachers will develop an understanding of the vision of the Framework for K-12 Science Education, upon which the Next Generation Science Standards and the Michigan Science Standards are based.
Implementing NGSX Into The Science Classroom view course/not available icon
What are the next steps in connecting key components of NGSX to your curriculum and instruction? This two day professional development series will provide teachers the opportunity to integrate the 3-Dimensional Learning into their curriculum and instruction. They will have the opportunity to professionally collaborate with peers at their grade span as well as K-12 content areas as they incorporate modeling, phenomena, productive talk, and storyboarding into their classrooms.
The Administrators' Role in Science Education I view course/not available icon
Administrators attending this workshop will take away an understanding of the NGSS 3-Dimensional Design and how it is connected to the Michigan Science Standards, as well as process a plan for assisting and supporting their educators as they implement this new vision for Science education through their actions, policies and resources.
The Administrators' Role in Science Education II view course/not available icon
Administrators attending this one-day series will develop a comprehensive multi year plan for implementing the NGSS/MSS that will include timelines and tools to support progress monitoring.
NGSX: The Next Generation Science Exemplar- A Learning System for Science Instruction view course/not available icon
What will Science instruction look like for teachers and students under the new Michigan Science Standards (which are based upon the NGSS)? Teachers will learn about and develop models, and engage in evidence based argumentation and explanation, and explore classroom video cases, all designed to help students build their understanding and explanations of natural phenomena.
Writing Three-Dimensional Science Assessments view course/not available icon
New standards, new instruction, now what about assessment? Participants in this series will examine assessment items that are Michigan Science Standards aligned. They will learn how to write assessments that are aligned with the 3-Dimensional vision of the Michigan Science Standards.
Career and Educational Options After High School view course/not available icon
How do we talk with students about educational options during and after high school? What options are available and how do core academics play a part in the selection process? Participants will be introduced to the terminology we need to use with students and will broaden their scope of knowledge on adding more educational options to their discussions with students.
Differentiating and Personalizing Instruction in Classrooms view course/not available icon
Participants will be introduced to the research and value of personalizing instruction, to strengthen student engagement in core academic topics. We will explore methods for differentiating instruction according to personal interests and career ideas of students. Participants will be able to modify an existing classroom lesson or unit to develop their own ideas. Methods for pre and post testing will be discussed as an evaluation of new practices.