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Elementary Science Leadership NetworkJune 17, 2014While you are getting settled, think about the NGSS probe and record your answers.. Who are you?Why are you here?
Who are we and why are we here? Next Generation Science StandardsScience & Engineering PracticesBook StudyTodays Agenda
Learn more about the time line for NGSS implementationUnderstand the architecture of the NGSSUnderstand the intent of the Science & Engineering PracticesTodays LearningTargetsPicture a ScientistRecord5 words that describe the scientist5 words that describe what that scientist does5 interactions you have, or might have, with that scientist
Which of the pictures is closest to the scientist you imagined? What does this say about your attitudes about science or scientists? If you did this with your students, what picture would they choose?
There is a critical need to change students perceptions of:
Who Scientists are / can beWhy they are ScientistsWhat Scientists do
By Middle School, students have disciplinary identities and conceptions of the nature of science.
Megan Bang, Professor, Learning Sciences and Human Development & Cognition, UW Institute for Science and Math Education7Purpose of Elementary Science Work Group:QUESTION: How can we transition elementary science, and elementary science teachers, to the Next Generation Science Standards?Identify teachers who are passionate about science instruction and willing to lead the waySupport teachers with professional development and cohort collaborationProvide tools and time to evaluate current curriculum, consider additional & supplemental curriculum, field test and adopt curriculum.
ApplesDescribe your appleAssume you do not have prior experience.Write down as many descriptors as possible.What is each apple part for?How is the styrafoam apple a model of the actual apple?
Other modelsPut a check mark if the observation no longer applies.
AppleHow is the word apple a model of an apple?
Often in science we start with the word, and even with a definition students struggle for context.Also, we perpetuate a misconception that a model must be a 3-D model of the thing. Next Generation Science StandardsWhat are the principles of the NGSS?Where will you access the NGSS?What do you know? Use the blank template to have leads fill in aspects of the NGSS. Use this like an elicitation question to determine known facts and any misconceptions as well as outstanding questions. Make sure that everyone is able to access NGSS either online or via app. We are not providing paper copies of the standards because the interactive abilities online provide more depth to the standards. Hyperlinks to 3 dimensions as well as CCSS will be useful to teachers. The following slides are from a December OSPI Webinar and provide the most updated information on standards and assessment that we have. 11The NGSS were built on the principles of A Framework for K-12 Science EducationChildren are born investigators Understanding builds over time Science and Engineering require both knowledge and practice Science connects to students interests and experiences Instruction focuses on core ideas and practices Science learning standards promote equity
Key Shifts in NGSSFocus: The NGSS are Focused on deeper understanding and application of science content reflecting real-world interconnectednessCoherence: Science and engineering Build Coherently across K12.Integration: Science and Engineering are Integrated across K12 in the NGSS.
13Three Dimensions Intertwined.
The NGSS are written as Performance Expectations
NGSS will require contextual application of the three dimensions by students.
Focus is on how and why as well as what
Next Generation Science StandardsWhat do you know about the NGSS?Where will you access the NGSS?What do you know? Use the blank template to have leads fill in aspects of the NGSS. Use this like an elicitation question to determine known facts and any misconceptions as well as outstanding questions. Make sure that everyone is able to access NGSS either online or via app. We are not providing paper copies of the standards because the interactive abilities online provide more depth to the standards. Hyperlinks to 3 dimensions as well as CCSS will be useful to teachers. The following slides are from a December OSPI Webinar and provide the most updated information on standards and assessment that we have. 15Next Generation Science StandardsLets take a tourhttp://www.nextgenscience.org/ MasteryConnect apphttp://ngss.nsta.org/ Spend about 30 40 minutes with an overview of the architecture, navigation around the website. 16Science & Engineering PracticesFind Appendix F: Science and Engineering PracticesNumber off to select a practiceSkim the introduction:Why are Science and Engineering Practices articulated in each Performance Expectation?To what extent do the practices stand alone versus overlap with each other?Focus on your practiceWhat is the practice?What does it look like and sound like for students to be engaged?ShareIn which practice have we been engaged?
Embed the Science & Engineering Practices~50% of points on MSP/Biology EOC are from Systems, Inquiry, and Application standards
Science AssessmentWERA December 2013
Grade 5 (et al) exampleScience AssessmentWERA December 2013Practice 6: Design solutionsMore?Crosscutting 2: Cause and effectMore?Core Idea 1: Physical sciences
From 2012 Updates19Reflect3 things you want to make sure you share with your colleagues2 things that were new for you1 question you still haveWiggio
7 Norms of Collaboration
Give people time to access Wiggio, especially those who havent already logged inExplain how we will use Wiggio and include the calendarAsk them to open the 7 Norms of Collaboration and review Indicate their acceptance of the norms or request to discuss / change / revise the norms21Exploring Science and Engineering Practices and Structure and Properties of MatterWhat is your rule for determining whether something is a liquid or a solid?
Pick up a bag of materials and test your rule. Make sure participants have time to think in small groups AND record a rule before moving onto the investigation.Give participants time to think and talk once they have materials before moving on to the next slide.
23Rule for determining whether something is a solid or a liquid.What is your rule. This is the same as a claim. What evidence supported your claim?What evidence did not support your claim?
Engage participants in a conversation about their thinking practices, what they wrote down or didnt write down and how they changed their rule to accommodate new thinking. Point out that participants had time to engage, before they were asked to commit to a claim and record evidence. 24Rule for determining whether something is a solid or a liquid. Reflection:Which Science and Engineering Practices did you use?Which standard, and grade level, do you think this might connect to?2-PS1-1
Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. 25What do you think happens to matter when it changes form?
26What do you think happens to matter when it changes form?Gather Materials:Ziplock BagAlka-Seltzer tabletsWaterPlastic cupComic Strip template50 mL water in the bag.Drop in the tabletRemove air in the bagObserveRefine the process if necessaryCreate a model of what happens to the particles in the bagWhat do you think happens to matter when it changes form?Reflection:How do you know the model you created fits this situation?Which Science and Engineering Practices did you use?Which standard, and grade level, do you think this might connect to?5-PS1-1
Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen. 28Book Study Before Reading: Scan the book, flip through the chaptersWhy do you think I chose this book?What sparks your curiosity?During Reading: Chapters 1 & 2: How can you connect Science & Engineering Practices, and emphasizing them in our instruction, to what youre reading? What is relevant for right now?Chapter 3: How does this push your thinking specifically about models? What is relevant for right now?After Reading: What are the implications? What are you wondering now?
Participants received a book study book mark with their book. We will discuss chapters 1-3 at our next meeting. 29Reflection & Next Steps The NGSS have been adoptednow what?Sticky Note needsNext Meeting > October 7th Location NEWESD 101 Conference CenterAgenda Sense making, Common Core Connections through NGSS, Book StudyReturn to the justified list that we started with. How has our thinking changed? What information has been clarified? What are we still wondering?Sticky Note needs are for Jen to consider our agenda next time30