Division 1 Science
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Division 1 Science CIC Institute
Date: Tuesday, 9/16/14
HS Session from 10:30 - 12:30 pm
MS Session from 10:30-12:30 pm
ES Session from 2-4 pm
Location: Bohnam Elementary School, Rm. 217
2617 N. Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Professional Development for CICs and Teachers:
HMH Science Curriculum Training Description:
In order to teach to the level of rigor expected in the TEKS/SEs and to develop more effective aligned [LOs, MRS, PAI, DOLs, Differentiated Instruction, and Scaffolding], during this session participants will navigate through the print and online components of the newly adopted instructional materials. Participants will also discuss aligning instruction with scaffolding and differentiation strategies.
Just In Time Training Description:
In order to understand the TEKS/SEs and be prepared for the upcoming six-weeks, participants will collaborate to unpack those standards. They will discuss RtI and differentiation strategies for each standard or bundle of standards. All of this will be used to plan ways to scaffold instruction, increase student-engagement levels, and develop purposeful, aligned instruction (PAI), with the goal of every student achieving success in the upcoming six-weeks. *Upcoming six-weeks standards are determined by looking at the district document, the Year-at-a-Glance (YAG) which you can access if you bring your own laptop*
Need TI Nspire/Navigator Support?? Training Available!
Educators - If your teachers are in need of extra TI Nspire/Navigator Support, training sessions are now available.
Your teachers and other potential attendees can register for this week’s first TI Nspire/Navigator session (held on two different dates and locations to accommodate for the spread of the division).
The first sessions are this Wednesday (Sept. 3rd) or Thursday (Sept. 4th) after school.
Please contact Steffanie Blackmon (email@example.com) if you have any further questions, comments or concerns. These sessions are open to Math and Science educators.
Moving Towards an Inquiry Based Lab
Decookbook It! (Elementary)
Inquiry Labs for Elementary
Constructivism: The Implications for Laboratory Work
How to Make a Lab Open Ended
Inquiry Labs in High School
Building a Community of Readers & Writers
As we start to build a community of readers and writers in our science classrooms, here are a few links to help support your teachers.
A Culture of Literacy in Science (Middle School)
Update from TEA
AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today notified districts and charters that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will maintain initial academic performance standards (Phase-In 1) for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) program for the 2014–2015 school year.
Environmental Education Center
The Environmental Education Center is an academic facility with programs designed to instruct students and teachers at all grade levels in science in an outdoor setting. The daily instructional programs presented are aligned with and support the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), local science curriculum implementation and the objectives of the STAAR tests. The Center assists district science teachers in meeting the Texas Education Agency requirement that students be involved in both laboratory and field investigations during science instruction. The Center is always free to all DISD teachers, students and staff.
To schedule a visit to the Environmental Education Center, please call the Center at 972-749-6900.
More teaching, less tech-ing... Google Classroom is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education, a free suite of productivity tools including Gmail, Drive and Docs.
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A printable PDF that supports a variety of methods for checking for student understanding.