Carnegie Corporation of New York How do I Promote Student Modeling?

This web seminar took place on April 12, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters were Cynthia Passmore, Associate Professor specializing in science education in the University of California, Davis School of Education, and Jennifer Horton, STEM/CTE instructional coach for Western Placer Unified School District in Lincoln, California. Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

Program abstract

Three-dimensional teaching and learning features a shift in focus from having students learn about science to figuring out phenomena. In this web seminar, we will show you how to foster modeling in your classroom. This is one of a series of web seminars providing teachers advice on implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or other three-dimensional science standards based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education.

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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My Profile area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • "I really enjoyed the actual classroom suggestions the presenters made as well as the examples shown. We start NGSS in Louisiana next year and this was very helpful in shifting my thinking about modeling."
  • "I loved the idea of keeping the thoughts of the students visible so that they can see the revision in their thinking over time. I also liked the very concrete examples of how to help students communicate (the sentence starters were very helpful for me)."
  • "The main idea I'm taking away from the webinar is to make sure the activities I'm doing are focused on a phenomenon - phenomenon is key!"
  • "Wonderful opportunity to continue my professional development. Thank you for providing it and making it relevant to the lower grades. Kindergarten students love science!"

Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

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