Making Sense of Science

Making Sense of Science

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This comprehensive professional development course for grades 6a€“8 science teachers provides all the necessary ingredients for building a scientific way of thinking in teachers and students, focusing on science content, inquiry, and literacy. Teachers who participate in this course learn to facilitate hands-on science lessons, support evidence-based discussions, and develop students' academic language and reading and writing skills in science, along with the habits of mind necessary for sense making and scientific reasoning. Force and Motion for Teachers of Grades 6a€“8consists of five core sessions: Session 1: Motion Session 2: Change in Motion Session 3: Acceleration and Force Session 4: Force Session 5: Acceleration and Mass The materials include everything needed to effectively lead this course with ease: Facilitator Guide with extensive support materials and detailed procedures that allow staff developers to successfully lead a course Teacher Book with teaching, science, and literacy investigations, along with a follow-up component, Looking at Student Worka„c, designed to support ongoing professional learning communities CD with black line masters of all handouts and charts to support group discussion and sense making, course participation certificates, student work samples, and other materials that can be reproduced for use with teachersCurriculum. aamp;. Professional. Development. The Reading Apprenticeship Academic Literacy Course is designed to accelerate 9th grade studentsa#39; reading achievement, engagement, and fluency. This yearlong course is appropriate for a wideanbsp;...

Title:Making Sense of Science
Author:Kirsten R. Daehler, Mayumi Shinohara, Jennifer Folsom
Publisher:WestEd - 2011


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