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  • 06 Feb 2015 11:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you are looking to improve your practice in the science classroom here is a book you should read,  5 Practices for Orchestrating Task-Based Discussions in Science by: Jennifer L. Cartier, Margaret S. Smith, Mary Kay Stein, and Danielle K. Ross  It was very well written, the authors gave many supportive diagrams and ideas for clarity. It is an easy read and can be quickly integrated into your practice.

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Readings for STEM educators:
Achieve Releases Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks for the Next Generation Science Standards! Sample Tasks Demonstrate Ways Middle and High School Teachers Can Combine Content from NGSS and the Common Core State Standard

For other readings visit NSTA Recommends

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Upcoming Events!

11 Apr 2015 (UTC-04:00) • Gardiner Area High School - Friday October 9, 2015
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Green Athenaeum
Science Writing for Content and Comprehension

A two-day workshop for middle school and high school science and English teachers
on writing about science topics and STEM disciplines, 
aligned with the Common Core State Standards

Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29, 2015
10 am-4 pm
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA

  The 2015 summer workshop will emphasize:
Writing expectations from the NGSS and MA ST/E Standards
Informational, argumentative, and narrative writing types
NGSS-aligned laboratory report alternatives and options
PARCC Assessment preparation and strategies
Formative assessments in science writing
Strategies for helping reluctant writers
Academic language in science writing
Engaging unit-based writing prompts
Science writing styles and rubrics

The workshop will provide:
Models for collaborating with other classes, grades, and organizations
Networking and collaboration with colleagues from other schools
Ideas for writing in the science classroom and laboratory
Electronic handouts and templates for all assignments
Strategies for editing and revising student work
Lunch and snacks each day
15 PDPs for participation

More information and registration

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