Establishing Norms and Classroom Culture – Back to School Webinar Series
August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm PDT
OpenSciEd materials rely on students collectively figuring out science ideas together through productive discourse and classroom talk. This requires a classroom culture where all students feel like they belong and it is safe to participate, share their ideas, disagree, and productively struggle together. Classrooms are learning spaces in which students’ varied cultural and linguistic experiences and ways of knowing are an integral part of the learning community’s sensemaking and can be leveraged to help develop and push all students’ learning forward. The development and ongoing use of classroom norms can support safe and equitable student participation in collaborative sensemaking. In this webinar we will highlight the supports built into the middle school materials that enable the development of a positive classroom culture. Educators will come away with tools and support that they can use as they launch their school year.
OpenSciEd Team – Yanira Vazquez, Sarah Delaney