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Tools : StemTeachingTools. MAISA Title I Modules- Fall Science Update 2013 by Jen Arnswald on Prezi. Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Resources | CREATE for STEM Institute at MSU. The CREATE for STEM Institute, along with other state and national partners, is pleased to provide these materials and information to educators, policy-makers and the general public in Michigan to support the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. Please feel free to download, use, and adapt these resources. All materials posted here are provided to the education community under Creative Commons licensing (see below). If you do use the materials, we ask that you post any feedback or adaptations here or send to us directly. NGSS Professional Development Workshops Manuscripts, publications, presentations, instructional materials to support teachers Recent Presentations on NGSS by CREATE staff Powerpoints and / or video of recent presentations to different communities on NGSS by CREATE staff.

Introduction to the Next Generation of Science Standards Event Archive Joe Krajcik: How the Next Generation Science Standards Were Developed. Professional Learning - NGSS Michigan. Lesson Plans Exploring NGSS. EQUIP. The EQUIP instrument is designed to measure the quantity and quality of inquiry instruction being facilitated in K-12 math and science classrooms. The instrument does not seek to measure all forms of quality instruction–only those that are inquiry-based in nature. EQUIP is available for both teachers and researchers to use in their work. We welcome any thoughts and comments that you may have regarding the usefulness of EQUIP and recommendations for future improvements. The following resources are available to you at no cost: Webinar to orient new usersTraining videos (go to the lesson planning tab, log in, and select EQUIP training)PDF version of EQUIP is available for downloadFree app is available at Apple store for iPad usersArticles regarding EQUIP Webinar: A webinar is available to provide an overview of EQUIP.

Training Videos: Four science and four math videos are available to help practice using EQUIP. EQUIP App: Publications related to EQUIP: Marshall, J. Marshall, J. Marshall, J. Science Magazine - 26 June 2015 - Front Cover. Science. NGSS Elementary (K–5) Evidence Statements. Printer-friendly version The K–5 NGSS Evidence Statements are now available for download at the bottom of this page. The High School (9-12) and Middle School (6-8) Evidence Statements are also available. The evidence statements provide detail on what students should know and be able to do in order to satisfy each performance expectation (PE) at the end of instruction.

Given that each PE is three-dimensional, the statements describe how students can use the practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas together to demonstrate proficiency on the PEs by the end of instruction. The evidence statements are intended to identify clear, measurable components that, if met, fully satisfy each PE described within the NGSS. The evidence statements were developed by educators and scientists, including many members of the NGSS writing team. Upcoming Events — London Bridge is Falling Down: The Physics of Four Bridge Failures Registration required.

FREE to the first 10 registrants, $10 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome. Featured Speaker: Bernard J. Physicist and physics professor, Bernard Feldman shares the physics behind the failure of four bridges: the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis, the London Millennium Footbridge, the Nimitz Freeway, and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in this fascinating look at bridge building physics failures. Find out more Incredible Insects: Nature’s Action Heroes Featured Speaker: Mark Paradise, Research Entomologist, Monsanto Company Explore the amazing abilities of insects with real entomologists (insect scientists) and discover the tiny heroes of the animal kingdom.

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Teacher Ideas & Activities. Making Math a Full Partner in STEM Curriculum. My STEM curriculum-writing colleague Carolyn DeCristofano agreed to be a guest author again this week, much to my delight. Carolyn is a top-notch STEM specialist, President of Blue Heron STEM Education, and an acclaimed author who has written publications for NOVA and the Boston Museum of Science. I’m turning this space over to her. You’re in excellent hands! – Anne Jolly by Carolyn DeCristofano After Martha Reicks’ recent guest post on this blog (Is Math Too Often an Afterthought in STEM Learning?) I knew I just had to respond. I value Martha’s post. One helpful approach is to think in terms of the roles math plays in engineering; then we can try to develop engineering-centered units in which the students experience math in one of those roles.

Two Roles of Math in Engineering (1) Measuring the performance of engineered designs DeCristofano Perhaps you want know if Bounty is a quick picker-upper. In this example, let’s look at what a fair comparison of towel performance might involve. Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events. MC2school - habits. Science Projects for Kids | Fun Science Fair Ideas.

Welcome to Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading | Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading. Conceptual Academy | Understanding Our Natural Universe. PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations. Modeling for Understanding in Science Education. 14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers. 14 Brilliant Bloom’s Taxonomy Posters For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Bloom’s Taxonomy is a useful tool for assessment design, but using it only for that function is like using a race car to go to the grocery–a huge waste of potential.

In an upcoming post we’re going to look at better use of Bloom’s taxonomy in the classroom, but during research for that post it became interesting how many variations there are of the original work. While a handful of the charts below only show aesthetic changes compared to others, most are concept maps of sorts–with graphic design that signifies extended function (power verbs), detail (clear explanations), or features of some sort (Bloom’s Taxonomy tasks by level).

The follow simple, student-centered Bloom’s graphics were created by helloliteracy! The following “Bloom’s pinwheel” comes from Kelly Tenkley and Popplet. Math Monday 09-20-10 – The Museum of Mathematics. Science Connections from INFOhio. ARTSEDGE: Cuesheet: Connections: Science + Music. James Burke’s Connections: A BBC History of Innovation. Middle School Portal - the network for middle school math and science teachers. The FunWorks. This Web site is about careers. Not just the interesting ones other people have, but the ones YOU can have. Don't know where to start? Well, dive right in and: EXPLORE many different areas, not just the ones that seem obvious THINK about what you enjoy. See where it leads you. You may not know now exactly what you want to do as an adult, but this site will help you start. Not sure what to click on? Click here if you're interested in any careers having to do with Math or Science. MSP:MiddleSchoolPortal/Connections: Linking Mathematics to Social Studies, Art, and Science - Middle School Portal. From Middle School Portal+ Connections! Linking Mathematics to Social Studies, Art, and Science - Introduction+ The second publication in our Connections series, Math History as a Teaching and Learning Tool, identifies resources that support the teaching of math history as context for topics in a standard middle school mathematics curriculum.

Teaching that integrates the curriculum is often set as a goal for the middle school but is not so often reached. Some subjects seem to fit together naturally; for example, social studies with literature and even science. This publication offers online resources that connect mathematics to three subject areas: social studies, art, and science. Background Information for Teachers+ Mathematics teachers who want to work across disciplines can find that a main obstacle is their comfort level with other subject matter. Social Studies The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive This is a top site on the web for mathematics history. Art Science Careers+ Free Online Textbooks, Flashcards, Practice, Real World Examples, Simulations | CK-12 Foundation. Combined History of Randolph, Monroe and Perry Counties, Illinois: With ... The $2 Interactive Whiteboard | Action-Reaction. Yes, you read that correctly. The TWO DOLLAR interactive whiteboard.

But first… The $2,000 interactive whiteboard While watching the video, count how many times the kids are interacting with each other while using the board. Before you jump to the conclusion that I am some technology-hating Luddite, I want you to know that I love technology. I have a SMART Board in my classroom. According to this Washington Post article, some educators question if electronic interactive whiteboards raise achievement: As he lectured, Gee hyperlinked to an NBC news clip, clicked to an animated Russian flag, a list of Russian leaders and a short film on the Mongol invasions.

The word “interactive” for the the $2,000 electronic interactive white board (eIWB) means interaction with a piece of hardware to manipulate virtual objects on a screen. The $2 interactive whiteboard The word “interactive” for the $2 IWB means interaction among students. Where should we place our time and money? Here? Or here? Endnotes. Physics Materials | Physics! Blog! Physics. School of Engineering - High School Programs. Are you considering a career in engineering, computer science or construction?

The SIUE School of Engineering offers several programs that allow you and other middle and high school students to learn about various fields of engineering and career choices. Engineering Academic Excellence/Open House The School organizes an Open House once a year. Learn more and register for our Open House. Engineering Summer Camps You are invited to spend a week with us in the summer and experience engineering first-hand. Robotics - Botball Tournament The School of Engineering faculty and students facilitate several robotics mini camps annually, and visit middle schools throughout the year to talk about robotics and the importance of robots in our lives.

WE@SIUE / Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Open House Come and discover engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville! More Information If you plan to study engineering in college, good high school preparation is important. JSHS - A prestigious scholarship program to engage Grades 9-12 in scientific inquiry. Ditch the Tri-Fold Boards and Host a Rockin Virtual Science Fair | LifePractice Learning.

Today’s post is another question, submitted by a teacher whose school I’ve had the pleasure to work with on a few occasions. I love that she’s reaching out with today’s question, in response to me challenging science teachers to re-think how we do science fair projects. Hi Ginger, I am the junior high science teacher at our school. […] I am wanting to do a big science fair with my 8th graders. Instead of them presenting their projects with the typical tri-fold posters I was hoping there was a cool app or website they could use to present their research from their project.

Kind of like a digital/virtual lab report. Do you know of any app or website that could help me? Science fair exhibit (butterflies), probably the exhibit of a first or second grader, local science fair in New York State (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Hello! However, you could absolutely ditch the tri-folds altogether! If you go to the website-only format, then you can have a fully virtual science fair…which I’d LOVE to do! Mission & Funding | Pathways Resource Center.

Katherine L. McNeill - Home. Home Page. MASTER Tools. Modeling And Simulation Tools for Education Reform MASTER Tools, developed by The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. are the result of on-going collaborations with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), George Mason University, and other education organizations.

They are designed to be interactive tools and simulation environments that enable and encourage exploration and discovery through observation, conjecture, and modeling activities. Our growing portfolio of MASTER tools will soon be fully integrated with new collaboration tools and online research facilities to create an authentic scientific experience. All of our simulations and supporting curriculum materials are designed in accordance with the new National Science Education Standards and the National Math Education Standards. Instructional materials are currently available for GalaxSee, SimSurface, and the Fractal Microscope. Surface Water Runoff. I-STEM—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. STEM Activities, Public Engagement Portal, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Making Sense of SCIENCE - Making Sense of SCIENCE. Elementary STEM. STEM Resource Finder.

Visible Thinking. Purpose and Goals Visible Thinking is a flexible and systematic research-based approach to integrating the development of students' thinking with content learning across subject matters. An extensive and adaptable collection of practices, Visible Thinking has a double goal: on the one hand, to cultivate students' thinking skills and dispositions, and, on the other, to deepen content learning.

By thinking dispositions, we mean curiosity, concern for truth and understanding, a creative mindset, not just being skilled but also alert to thinking and learning opportunities and eager to take them Who is it for? Visible Thinking is for teachers, school leaders and administrators in K - 12 schools who want to encourage the development of a culture of thinking in their classrooms and schools. Key Features and Practices At the core of Visible Thinking are practices that help make thinking visible: Thinking Routines loosely guide learners' thought processes and encourage active processing. License. Science Education Assessment - CSSS. Science Education Assessment Performance-Based Science Assessments Webinar On October 24, 2012 CSSS members offered a 90 minute webinar describing performance-based science assessments. The webinar featured presentations by Edys Quellmalz, WestEd; Lauren Monowar-Jones, OH; Gail Hall, VT; and Liz Buttner, CT. Due to technical complications the first part of the webinar was not successfully recorded.

CSSS members can access the powerpoint slides and the recorded portion of the webinar from the links below. Performance Assessments Webinar Performance Assessments Powerpoint Slides Taking Preliminary Steps to Integrate NGSS or NGSS-like Standards into Large-Scale Assessment, Presenters: Katie Bowler (Massachusetts) and April McCrae (Delaware) Massachusetts Science Assessments: Where We Are, We Might Be going First Steps in Preparing for NGSS Summative Assessment Integrating Practices into Items, Presenters: Tom Regan and Chris Lazzaro, College Board CSSS State Assessment Information (Excel) Resources for Teachers | Community Resources for Science. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards | The National Academies Press.

Overview Authors James W. Pellegrino, Mark R. Wilson, Judith A. Koenig, and Alexandra S. Description Assessments, understood as tools for tracking what and how well students have learned, play a critical role in the classroom. [read full description] The new Framework and the NGSS are designed to guide educators in significantly altering the way K-12 science is taught. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards recommends strategies for developing assessments that yield valid measures of student proficiency in science as described in the new Framework.

Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards makes the case that a science assessment system that meets the Framework's vision should consist of assessments designed to support classroom instruction, assessments designed to monitor science learning on a broader scale, and indicators designed to track opportunity to learn. Topics Publication Info 288 pages | 8.5 x 10 Paperback ISBN: 978-0-309-28951-1.

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Grades 9-12 | Chobani. NGSS Hub. Instruction. Music - Science. Lewis Center for Educational Research - Subject Resources for Teaching NGSS. NGSS for California Public Schools, K-12 - Science. John Deere Communities - Special Intiatives - AWIM - A World In Motion - SAE International. Documents - K-5 STEM. Science Web Links. Live Science: Scientific News, Articles and Current Events. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS) STEM Resource Finder. Welcome to PALS. Home - Engaging Science. Lewis Center for Educational Research - Teaching the Next Generations' Science. Ed and Periodic Videos. California Classroom Science. Michigan Math and Science Centers Network. 5E Instructional Model | BSCS.

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Converge eNewsletter, October 17th, 2014 -- FETC Events. Search Results | R&D STEM Learning Exchange Resource Repository. Illinois - Primary Sources Third Edition | Scholastic Inc. Primary Sources Third Edition | Scholastic Inc. SMTI - MTE-Partnership - A-P-L-U. STEMnet | Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) Michigan STEM Partnership : About Us. STEM Education Quality Framework, Powered by Washington STEM. The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network. STEMx | Educate. Engage. Exchange. Section A: Organize | STEMx. STEM Connector | Science Technology Engineering Mathematics, STEM Education, STEM Events, STEM Profiles. Ohio STEM Learning Network. ISTEM: Indiana Science Technology Engineering Mathematics. MTE-PARTNERSHIP.ORG. Home. Pathways Resource Center | College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Home | R&D STEM Learning Exchange Resource Repository.

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