This one-day session will take participants through an examination of what hands-on, minds-on science should look like, and sound like, and what this can do for students, Grade 4-8th, using standard based strategies to connect across all contents. Participants will develop an overall understanding of what you, as the expert, want your students to come away with at the end of the lesson. These inquiry based lessons will guide participants in determining what student to know and be able to do. This structure will guide student in investigation and question strategies to get the most out of every lesson. This session will feature performance expectations, graphics, and other metacognitive aids that can be used by teachers and students alike to guide and assess growth in the use of language through science activities. Through the Connection of literacy we will show how teachers can use practical classroom techniques for combining science and language literacy at different grade levels.
Riveting exploration in Science, uses tools to make every classroom engaging for students,while building foundational structures across all content. This session will use research based instructional strategies, formative assessment processes, current best practices in science, all connected to literacy. Participants will have opportunities to experience hands-on, minds-on science lessons, from pre to post preparation. Participants will take away some great tools and tips to use with students, as soon as you return to your classroom.
- Examine levels of complexity of student driven questions.
- Improve student writing by supporting students to deepen student understanding.
Students will use investigated data to formulate and write a conclusion support to support their findings. This session will allow teachers to give the ‘power’ of learning back to the students.
Fee (nonmembers): $175
Fee (TXASCD members): $150
Who Should Attend
Grades 4-8 Science Teachers, Science Coordinators, Instructional Specialists & Administrators
8:30 am - 3:30 pm