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Category: Prof. Development


Virtual Science Fair workshops for OC and LA

Welcome back to the start of school, with all the excitement, challenges (and new stress) associated with teaching virtually.  As you begin your instruction, I am sure you continue to look for ideas to help your students engage in and…

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Distance Learning Recommendations for Special Needs Students

I recently came across six excellent posters from the University of St. Andrews that focus on distance learning instructional strategies to accommodate for students with the following learning challenges: Autism; Hearing challenges; Dyslexia; Vision challenges; Physical or motor disabilities; and…

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Sustaining an Equitable Online Community

I know that opening school for the 2020-21 academic year has brought additional responsibilities, concerns, stress and anxiety to you as a teacher or administrator. My colleagues and friends at the UCLA Science Project created a PDF HyperDoc to help…

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SDCOE Distance Learning Units

The San Diego County Office of Education has designed K-12 integrated learning units of study that focus on grade-level essential learnings across all curricular content areas. Assessment opportunities are also included, along with student feedback options. Being faced with the…

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Two new books from National Academies

The National Academies recently released two books that are definitely “a must read.” Building Educational Equity Indicator Systems: A Guidebook for States and School Districts, provides information to help state and school district leaders develop ways of tracking educational equity…

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Design HS Curriculum for OpenSciEd

Hey, all you folks that are into curriculum development!  OpenSciEd is looking for colleagues interested in participating in their next phase of free online, NGSS-aligned instructional unit development for HIGH SCHOOL. A free informational webinar, hosted by OpenSciEd, is scheduled…

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NGSS SEP Implementation Tool

I recently came across some great instructional resources, developed by Instructional Leadership for Science Practices (ILSP), that can assist teachers (and administrators) with the implementation of the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices. Link to downloadable PDF: SEPs_Practices and Student Performance…

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Distance Learning Page Launched

With more of you transitioning to the “virtual” world of instruction, we have launched a new page, “Distance Learning”  to help guide your accelerated professional learning curve to learn and implement the various options and applications of distance learning. I…

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Building Capacity for Teaching Engineering

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has just released a new publication, Building Capacity for Teaching Engineering in K-12 Education, available as a FREE downloadable document. This publication reviews existing curricula and programs, as well as related research…

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Evaluating Cognitive Complexity in Science Assessments

Achieve has released a new publication, A Framework to Evaluate Cognitive Complexity in Science Assessments, which focuses on a new approach to capture and communicate the complexity of summative assessment items and tasks designed for three-dimensional standards. This framework can…

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