Making Sense of SCIENCE: Going Deep to Go Far by Linking Science and Literacy Instruction
SchoolsMovingUp at WestEd
February 8, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Tel: 415.615.3213 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for the Making Sense of SCIENCE: Going Deep to Go Far by Linking Science and Literacy Instruction webinar.
If leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today, then what can we do to facilitate deep conceptual learning, both for students and teachers?
In this webinar, Kirsten Daehler, Senior Research Associate at WestEd and Director of Understanding Science for Teaching, and Kathy Huncosky, Science Instructional Resource Teacher from the Madison Metropolitan School District, will share facilitation strategies and principles that get learners to dive deeper into science, reason about ideas in evidence-based ways, and communicate using multiple languages of science.
All teachers and teacher educators can use the strategies and principles featured to support science learning, regardless of their curriculum.
During this webinar, Daehler and Huncosky will:
- Draw examples from Making Sense of SCIENCE (MSS) professional development
- Share findings from a national randomized controlled study showing significant positive effects in science learning for teachers and their students, including English learners, students with disabilities, and students who otherwise struggle with science
- Provide tips for helping teachers and science educators:
- Keep conversations evidence-based
- Make thinking visible
- Go beyond one explanation
- Separate science ideas from individuals
- Explore ideas with words, actions, images, and symbols
- Classroom science teachers K–16
- Science instructional coaches
- Science educators
- Curriculum supervisors/consultants
- District personnel in charge of teacher professional development and inservice