Adaliz Gonzalez

I proudly serve my science teachers and students as the Citywide Instructional Lead for Middle School Science at the New York City Department of Education, position I am holding now for more than 2 years, and very proud to be a member of the Department of STEM. Previous to this position, I served as an 8th grade Science teacher for bilingual students and coordinator for my department for 8 years. I taught biology, chemistry, earth science, math to students in grades 6-12 for 17 years. I like to share resources and read articles about Science teaching.

Location

NJ

Affiliation

NYC District

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Recent Posts by Adaliz

Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:02 AM in Late Work
I used to teach in the city and middle school students have different circumstances worth listen to. Parents have 2-3 jobs and my students were responsible for chores once they get home, and/or may be in charge of siblings. I am very structured and disciplined when it comes to my work in the classroom but also willing to listen to what students have to say about homework. I would give them plenty ...

Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:45 PM in Teaching Science to ELLs- Challenges
As an experienced bilingual science teacher myself, I can say it is possible to bring the teaching of literacy and science content into balance. Modeling, providing students with multiple dialogic opportunities, encouraging the use of domain-specific words, as well as providing constructive feedback in their writing, assist students tremendously.

Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:42 AM in Teaching for Conceptual Understanding in Science
We used the book for our PLC - Middle School Science in New York in the spring. Teachers found the ideas very useful and opened possibilities for some of them, trying and implementing new strategies and forms of formative assessment. The main focus was to explore the Conceptual Change Instructional Model. The plan this year is for teachers coming to the PLC for the first time to read and explore d...





Recent Reviews by Adaliz


Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:22 PM
5 Great resources
This collection contains great resources to promote the use of evidence to support students' claims and positions in the topics discussed in class. These will guide your teaching and provide examples on how argumentation looks in the lights of NGSS.


Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:56 PM
5 Awesome ideas!
This article just gave new light to develop my students' scientific portfolio as a deep thinking tool that demonstrate scientific knowledge and use of mathematical as well as engineering practice as evidence of their learning in science.


Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:50 PM
5 Good Ideas!
As I read this article, I got to know for the first time how college students are developing science portfolios in this particular institution. I would like to know if other post-secondary institutions are holding this practice for students to reflect in their science learning. The amount of work students need to input is overwhelming, however the type of work clearly evidence the caliber of scientist this institution expect to graduate and send to the professional world. As a middle school science teacher, it is important to know this information, in order to create a similar artifact for my students, so they can start getting ready for college and careers in the near future.






Recent Public Collections by Adaliz




Scope on the Skies: The Changing Earth's Surface
Type: Journal Article
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Authentic Landscapes Indoors: Using Erosion Models to Connect Science and Engineering Practices
Type: Journal Article
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2017 MSSI Session 1

4 Resources



5_Practices_-_Discussion_Questions_Chapter_1.docx
Type: User uploaded resource



MSSI_AGENDA_11142017.docx
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Action_Plan_MSP.pptx
Type: User uploaded resource



Action_Research_in_the_Science_Classroom.pptx
Type: User uploaded resource