Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency

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Digging Deep - Understanding the 3-Dimensional Vision of the NGSS Framework Tier 1 view course/not available icon
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. Teachers will engage with various aspects of the Framework, including the three-dimensional basis for the Michigan Science Standards, and develop a personal professional learning goal that will move toward realizing this vision.
Exploring Phenomena Through Scientific Investigations - Tier 2 view course/not available icon
In this two-day session teachers will build understanding around the crucial role of conducting investigations within a 3-Dimensional instructional framework to build student conceptual understanding. The practice of emphasis will be on Planning and Carrying Out Investigations with a lesser, but connected emphasis on Practices 1 and 2 (Asking questions and developing and using models).
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.
Integration: Making the Math & Science Connection view course/not available icon
New Michigan Science Standards, now what? How do I find the time to teach Science? This workshop will focus on connecting the Michigan Mathematics Standards with the Michigan Science Standards for efficient and effective instruction. If you teach Math, Science or both, this professional development is for you. Participants will leave ready to implement strategies that integrate Math and Science, and provide deeper learning for their students.
*Interpreting Patterns & Relationships - Tier 3 view course/not available icon
In this two-day professional development series teachers will develop an understanding of NGSS Science and Engineering Practices 4 and 5; which deal with the analysis of data and computational thinking. Participants will consider a wide variety of ways that data can be generated or gathered by students, and a set of processes called the Evidence Processing Cycle (EPC). The EPC involves 7 stages that include data processing, analysis and interpretation.
NGSX: The Next Generation Science Exemplar- A Learning System for Science Instruction view course/not available icon
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. Teachers will also learn about building a classroom culture of reasoning and arguing from evidence where students go public with their ideas, and build on the ideas of their classmates.
Planting the Literacy Seeds in Science! (Grades 3-5) view course/not available icon
Participants will engage in the Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts while incorporating ELA based strategies to support critical thinking and evidence based writing. During this workshop, participants will make connections with the Essential Instructional Practices in Literacy. A personalized instructional plan will be developed during this session for teachers to take back into their classrooms.
The Administrators' Role in the Implementation of the Michigan Science Standards view course/not available icon
Administrators will process a plan for assisting and supporting their educators, as they implement this new vision for Science education through their actions, policies and resources.
Writing Quality NGSS 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.