Lowell, B. R., Cherbow, K. & McNeill, K. L. Using a discussion types framework to support collective sensemaking.
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’ […]
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 […]
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 […]
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; […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Using OpenSciEd's instructional materials (or considering it)? This is your chance to get professional learning to help you make OpenSciEd come alive in your classroom! The OpenSciEd Curriculum Launch immerses you in teaching and learning driven by students making sense of phenomena and developing solutions to problems. You will walk away from these four days […]
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.