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Making Sense of SCIENCE: Genes & Traits for Teachers of Grades 5-12 (Charts)

By Kirsten Daehler, Jennifer Folsom

With Jennifer Mendenhall

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Proven through rigorous research to be effective with both teachers and students, Making Sense of SCIENCE (MSS) helps teachers gain a solid grasp of challenging science concepts, analyze effective teaching practices, and explore how literacy supports impact learning.

This set of single-use, 24″ x 32″ wall charts is used by facilitators to anchor discussions and provide a visual archive of teachers’ thinking in the Genes & Traits Teacher Course—a comprehensive professional learning institute for science teachers of grades 5–12 designed to deepen science understanding in the context of student learning.

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  • Facilitation Academies are designed to prepare staff developers, district science leaders, and other teacher educators to effectively lead a Making Sense of SCIENCE Teacher Course
  • Teacher Courses empower teachers to educate students in ways that increase engagement, promote critical thinking and analysis, and ultimately improve achievement.

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ISBN: 978-1-938287-29-9
Copyright: 2015
Format: Poster
Publisher: WestEd

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