Making Sense of SCIENCE: Going Deep to Go Far by Linking Science and Literacy Instruction
In this archive, Kirsten Daehler, Senior Research Associate at WestEd and director of Understanding Science for Teaching, and Kathy Huncosky, Science Instructional Resource Teacher from the Madison Metropolitan School District, shared facilitation strategies that all teachers (and teacher educators) can use to support science learning.Use the archived online slide show below with the topics by time document on the right to guide your overview.
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Kathy Huncosky (Primary)
Science Instructional Resource Teacher
Madison Metropolitan School District
Kirsten Daehler (Primary)
Senior Research Associate, Understanding Science for Teaching
If leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today, then what can we do to facilitate deep conceptual learning, both for students and teachers?
In this webinar, Kirsten Daehler, Senior Research Associate at WestEd and director of Understanding Science for Teaching, and Kathy Huncosky, Science Instructional Resource Teacher from the Madison Metropolitan School District, will share facilitation strategies that all teachers (and teacher educators) can use to support science learning, regardless of their curriculum.
The presenters will share facilitation principles that get learners to dive deeper into the science, to reason about ideas in evidence-based ways, and to communicate using multiple languages of science. They will draw examples from Making Sense of SCIENCE (MSS) professional development and share findings from a national randomized control study showing significant positive effects in science learning for teachers and their students, including English learners, students with disabilities, and students who otherwise struggle with science.
This webinar will provide tips for helping teachers and science educators:
- Keep conversations evidence-based
- Make thinking visible
- Go beyond one explanation
- Separate science ideas from individuals
- Explore ideas with words, actions, images, and symbols
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