Let's Do Real Science!
2015-2016 Science Professional Development @ Oakland Schools
Shifting to the New Michigan Science Standards Through Assessment
A Crash Course for Administrators: Supporting the NEW Vision for Science Education
While full implementation will occur over the next several years, NOW is the time for teachers to shift instructional practice and for leaders to transform building and district systems so that barriers to change are dismantled.
Activating Michigan’s New Science Standards NOW: A hands-on series designed to bring the NGSS Practices to life in Michigan classrooms
The New Michigan Science Standards aspire to the NGSS Vision for science education and are in fact wholly comprised of NGSS components. While full implementation will occur over the next several years, NOW is the time to shift instructional practice so that the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices become routine for students in our science classrooms. This series will be structured into three separate, two-day workshops, each focusing on a cluster of NGSS Science and Engineering Practices. Participants will develop a deep understanding of the NGSS practices and learn practical instructional strategies that support their implementation.
Activating the NGSS Vision requires the use of a well-developed instructional framework such as the 5-E learning cycle, problem based learning, or Argument Driven Inquiry. Participants will experience model lessons using these frameworks and learn management strategies required for successful implantation. Register for any or all of the two-day workshops.