School Improvement through Local Curriculum Development

Pre-planning webinars
Institute Description:
During this three-day session, participants will support the development of local science curriculum by focusing on specific school improvement tools. K-12 teachers will work collaboratively to review, adapt and improve existing science resources. Local, state and national science resources will be shared.
Date
Location
Address
June 19-21, 2018
Central Location
Franklin County Central Office
53 West River Road, Louisburg, NC
June 26-28, 2018
Eastern Location
Beaufort County Education Tech Center,
820 North Bridge Street, Washington, NC
June 26-28, 2018
Western Location
Mathematics & Science Education Center,
Appalachian State University
151 College Street, Boone, NC

Interactive Agenda
DAY 1



TIME
ACTIVITY
RESOURCES

9:00 am

Welcome, Overview, and Introductions

PPT Day 1

9:15-12:00

Understanding the Standards

RBT Handout: 2-Dimensional Taxonomy Table , RBT Dimensions

K-12 Science Standards

Customized Curriculum Topic Study Guides Wiki Page

National Resources:


Lunch

1:00-3:30 pm

Vertical Articulation

Strand Selection: Eastern Location, Western Location

Tool 17B: Working Together in a Vertical Team

3:30-4:00 pm

Wrap-up & Homework

Flipgrid



Day 2
TIME
ACTIVITY
RESOURCES

9:00am

Reflection from Day 1

PPT Day 2

9:15-10:45 am

Deconstructing Standards into Learning Targets

Deconstructing Standards into Learning Targets

Tool 7: Deconstructing Clarifying Objectives to Clear Learning Targets

Evaluating Learning Targets Handout:

10:45-12:00

The Assessment Question

Tool 17B (continued)

Handout: Item Forms to Test

Online National Resources for Assessment Items:


Lunch

1:00-3:30 pm

The Instruction Question

Tool 13A: Designed Instruction

Tool 13 B: Ten Good Things to Do

3:30-4:00 pm

Daily Reflection and Homework

Exit Ticket: I used to think...but now I know...

Day 3
TIME
ACTIVITY
RESOURCES

9:00am

Mix, Music, Meet

PPT Day 3

Partner Cards

9:15-10:15 am

More about Instruction and Alignment

Argumentation in the Science Classroom

Handout: Cl-Ev-R Feedback Form

Activity Cards: Evaluating an Argument

10:15-12:00

Even More about Instruction and Alignment

Formative Assessment Probes as a Resource

Handout - Solids and Holes - Formative Assessment Probe

Activity Materials


Handout - Solids and Holes Teacher Notes

Formative Assessment Probe Alignment


Lunch

1:00-1:30 pm

Supporting Science Talk in the Classroom

STEM Teaching Tool #17: Beyond the Written C-E-R

Handout: Question

1:30-2:00 pm

Mapping Your Year

Tool 17A: Vertical Team Planning Chart

Tool 18: Unit Development Timeline

2:00-3:45 pm

Working Session: Have it your way!

  • Vertical Team Planning

  • Deeper dive into

    1. deconstructing standards,
    2. assessments,
    3. instructional materials
  • Additional STEM Teaching Tool Resources



STEM Teaching Tools: http://stemteachingtools.org/

3:45-4:00 pm

Wrap-up & Evaluation

Evaluation