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; […]

FREE WEBINAR – Assessments Across an OpenSciEd Unit: An Equitable, 3-D, Learning-Focused Approach to Classroom Assessment

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In this interactive session, come explore how we design a 3D assessment system across an OpenSciEd unit. Grounded in a philosophy of assessment for learning, we will share approaches to gathering information on what ideas and experiences students are bringing into a unit, formative assessment throughout the unit, and how transfer tasks ask students to apply their 3D understanding to new […]

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HAVE YOUR CAKE & EAT IT TOO! – Utilizing Open Educational Resources to Transform Science Learning

Webinar hosted by National Science Education Leadership Association. To register and for additional information, visit their site. So often, limited budgets force school systems into a situation where they have to choose between instructional materials or professional learning. OpenSciEd is developing OER instructional materials for K-12 science to disrupt these past practices and ensure access […]

Liberty Science Center – OpenSciEd Teacher PD Series for Units 6.1 and 7.1

Join us for this four-day virtual professional learning series focused on OpenSciEd Unit 6.1 and 7.1. We will focus on the OpenSciEd instructional model, highlighting crucial features such as: classroom norms, driving question boards, student discourse, and student sense-making. In your grade level specific groups, you will explore the unit’s anchoring phenomenon and several other […]

Liberty Science Center OpenSciEd Teacher PD Series for Unit 8.1

Join us for this four-day virtual professional learning series focused on OpenSciEd Unit 8.1. We will focus on the OpenSciEd instructional model, highlighting crucial features such as: classroom norms, driving question boards, student discourse, and student sense-making. We will explore the unit’s anchoring phenomenon and several other key lessons in the unit. We will also […]

Getting to Know Unit 7.2 Chemical Reactions & Energy Webinar

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RECORDING - https://vimeo.com/596234007 In this free webinar, unit author Holly Hereau from BSCS Science Learning will share the unit storyline and features. During this webinar participants will experience the anchoring phenomenon routine and get tips for how to set up the unit investigations. The webinar will be from 2-3:15pm Pacific Time.

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Getting to Know Unit 6.5 Natural Hazards Webinar

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In this free webinar, unit author Audrey Mohan from BSCS Science Learning will share the unit storyline and features. During this webinar participants will experience the anchoring phenomenon routine and get tips for how to set up the unit investigations. The webinar will be from 2-3:15pm Pacific Time.

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OpenSciEd goes to High School! A free webinar about the development of our high school science materials.

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In this free webinar, the OpenSciEd team is joined by Dr. Bill Penuel from the Institute of Cognitive Science and School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Penuel is leading the consortium that is developing OpenSciEd's high school science instructional materials. The webinar will describe how the consortium was selected, what courses are […]

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