Science
Elementary Curriculum Resource Review view course/not available icon
Calling all elementary teachers of science! Join us at Kalamazoo RESA on 05/14/2018 as we preview four different curriculum resource vendor lessons. Collect and compare data about each of the featured resources, and then use the information to help construct future plans for your district.
Humphrey Products Externship view course/not available icon
What scenarios can you pose to students that link the real world to the content of your classroom? Math, science, language arts and social studies teachers will see how to create relevance in their classrooms through real projects found in the world outside school. Educators will take away ideas for evolving existing curriculum to include relevant projects. Participants will understand how to easily include career information in classrooms.
Building a Culture of Learning in Math and Science from Day One view course/not available icon
Teachers looking to build powerful math and sciences classrooms that are reasoning-centered and discourse-rich should attend this two-day series. Come learn about how classroom culture and climate guide student engagement and success in math and science. Learn how to use STEM activities the first 5 days of school to develop a powerful culture of learning while at the same time building your year-long classroom expectations and norms.
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.