CSSS Conference Presentation: OpenSciEd’s High School Development

CSSS Annual Conference

We will share updates and gather feedback on the development of OpenSciEd's High School program. This effort was launched in January of 2021 and we will hopefully have updates on the scope and sequence and development timelines to share with everyone in addition to sharing ways that states and districts outside of our ten partner […]

NSTA Conference Presentation: Centering Racial Equity Issues in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Can We Make Decisions to Care for Ourselves, Our Families, and Our Communities?

NSTA Engage: Spring21

Centering Racial Equity Issues in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Can We Make Decisions to Care for Ourselves, Our Families, and Our Communities? Learn how students in grades 3–5 can explore issues of racial equity while investigating the COVID-19 pandemic, supported by family engagement and social-emotional learning. Takeaways: Participants will learn that: 1. students’ […]

Middle School Social Emotional Learning During COVID-19: How Can People Help End Pandemics?

NSTA Engage: Spring21

Experience a contact tracing activity and explore how a storyline unit supports SEL during the pandemic while emphasizing health equity. Print http://bit.ly/MSContactTracing ahead of time. Takeaways: Participants will: 1. learn how discussions of a pandemic can be attentive to students’ social-emotional needs; 2. consider how COVID-19-focused learning can and should provoke students' thinking about how their actions affect […]

NSTA Presentation: How Can We Make Something New That Was Not There Before? Explore How to Support Student Sensemaking Through Three-Dimensional Assessment

NSTA Engage: Spring21

In this presentation, participants will be introduced to the Chemical Reactions unit and how three-dimensional assessment is embedded throughout the unit to support student sensemaking. Takeaways: Participants will understand: 1. the anchoring phenomena for the unit; 2. the storyline for the unit and how it supports coherence from the student perspective; and 3. the embedded assessments […]

High School Social-Emotional Learning During COVID-19: How Can We Slow the Spread of the COVID-19 Virus to Protect Our Communities?

NSTA Engage: Spring21

Explore a simulation to discover how different mitigation strategies slow the spread of a virus (COVID) while experiencing a storyline around pandemics. Download: https://tinyurl.com/C19basicspread Takeaways: 1. Participants will be introduced briefly to the anchor for a storyline around things people can do to help to slow the spread of a virus, using the current pandemic from COVID-19; […]