Autumn Trexel

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Recent Posts by Autumn

Fri May 01, 2020 3:32 PM in Daily assessments
I'm a preservice teacher, and I'm currently taking a Science Methods course. We have learned a lot about different assessments, including formative assessments like the ones you are talking about. I think that exit slips/tickets are a great tool for daily assessment. I also like checklists. Having a checklist of what you are looking for in students responses helps you see where students are at wi...

Fri May 01, 2020 3:21 PM in Science Websites
I am a pre-service teacher in a Science Methods course. One science resource that I have found to be really helpful is https://www.nextgenscience.org/ . They have all the Next Generation Science Standards laid out by grade level along with cross-cutting concepts, disciplinary core ideas, and science and engineering practices to go with each one. The website also has some high quality science uni...

Fri May 01, 2020 3:10 PM in STEM Activities
I am also a preservice teacher! I think that having students do an engineering task at the end of a unit/lesson as an evaluation is a great way to integrate STEM! I really like the GRASPS model for performance tasks, which gives students a Goal, Role, Audience, Situation, Product/Performance and Purpose, and Standards for Success. I created a science unit for one of my classes where students were...





Recent Reviews by Autumn


Fri May 01, 2020 2:35 PM
5 Science Journals
This article gave great tips for how to use science journals in your classroom. They included many different ways to use the journals. Having students keep a science journal is a great way to integrate literacy and science. It helps students keep track of their investigations, evidence, and conclusions, while also helping them with their writing skills.