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ACESSE Resource A - Introduction to Formative Assessment to Support Equitable 3D Instruction
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In this professional development session, we will develop a shared understanding of how formative assessment works and different approaches that have been developed. The material for this resource come from a series of PD sessions on formative assessment developed by the ACESSE team: Philip Bell, Shelley Stromholt, Bill Penuel, Katie Van Horne, Tiffany Neill, and Sam Shaw.We will be updating this Facilitator's Guide for ACESSE Resource A with the most up-to-date information about this resource over time. If you encounter problems with this resource, you can contact us at: STEMteachingtools@uw.edu

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Sarah Evans
Philip Bell
Shelley Stromholt
WILLIAM PENUEL
Sam Shaw
Tiffany Neill
Katie Van Horne
Date Added:
12/16/2016
ACESSE Resource B - How to Assess Three-Dimensional Learning in Your Classroom
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The NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education and the resulting Next Generation Science Standards focus on an integrated three-dimensional view of science learning in which students develop understanding of core ideas of science and crosscutting concepts in the context of engaging in science and engineering practices.How is assessing three-dimensional science learning different than how we have thought of science learning in the past? How can we design assessment tasks that elicit student’s current understanding of specific aspects of the disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts in order to shape future instruction? In this workshop, participants will learn how to interpret and design cognitive formative assessment to fit a three-dimensional view of learning.This resource originates from a series of PD sessions on 3D formative assessment developed and provided by Katie Van Horne, Shelley Stromholt, Bill Penuel, and Philip Bell. It has been improved through a collaboration in the ACESSE project with science education experts from 13 states. Please cite this resource as follows:Stromholt, S., Van Horne, K., Bell, P., Penuel, W. R., Neill, T. & Shaw, S. (2017). How to Assess Three-Dimensional Learning in Your Classroom: Building Assessment Tasks that Work. [OER Professional Development Session from the ACESSE Project] Retrieved from http://stemteachingtools.org/pd/SessionB

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Sarah Evans
Philip Bell
Shelley Stromholt
Katie Van Horne
WILLIAM PENUEL
Sam Shaw
Tiffany Neill
Date Added:
01/06/2017
ACESSE Resource C - Making Science Instruction Compelling for All Students
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How can science instruction be meaningfullyconnected to the out-of-school lives of students? In this professional development, we will consider how to design formative assessments that build on learners’ interest and knowledge, promoting equity and social justice in the process. The material for this resource comes from a series of PD sessions on formative assessment originally developed by Philip Bell and Shelley Stromholt.We will be updating this Facilitator's Guide for ACESSE Resource C with the most up to date information about this resource over time. If you encounter problesm with this resources, you can contact us at STEMteachingtools@uw.eduThis resource was refined through a 13-state collaboration to make the resource more broadly useful. If you choose to adapt these materials, please attribute the source and that it was work funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Sarah Evans
Philip Bell
Date Added:
06/01/2017
ACESSE Resource D - How to Craft 3D Classroom Science Assessments
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Abstract: This session provides a step-by-step process to support participants as they design a 3D assessment task for the science classroom. Along the way, they learn how to define 3D learning performances for specific lessons—and how to use a range of tools to support their assessment design work. A key goal of the session activity is to improve the connection of intended learning goals to assessment practices. Participants build their 3D assessment design capacity by designing and workshopping tasks—before piloting them in their classrooms. The approaches learned in this workshop can be used with any curricula, at any grade level, and across all subjects of science. 

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Hank Clark
Deb Morrison
Abby Rhinehart
Philip Bell
Date Added:
10/30/2017
ACESSE Resource E: Selecting Anchoring Phenomena for Equitable 3D Teaching and Assessment
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This pair of workshops is designed to introduce you to the process of selecting phenomena that can anchor an entire unit that supports students’ 3D science learning or that can serve as a basis for a multi-component assessment task. This resource can also be used by individuals wanting to refine their teaching practice around phenomena based instruction. You may have heard a lot about phenomena, but you may also be wondering what exactly they are, and whether using phenomena is any different from how teachers teach today already.This learning experience will help you:Explain to a peer the role of phenomena and design challenges in science teaching, with a particular focus on equity and justice. Generate working definitions of phenomena, design challenges, and disciplinary core ideas. Identify phenomena related to a bundle of three-dimensional standards. Experience how phenomena can be introduced at the start of a unit, in order to launch a student-driven series of questions.With respect to the assessment process, this resource supports the task of clarifying learning goals and eliciting evidence of student learning. Specifically, analyzing standards helps to clarify learning goals. In assessment, scenarios present phenomena to students, and then specific prompts are designed to elicit student understanding of core ideas, practices and crosscutting concepts. Once written as a scenario for an assessment, teachers can use the resources introduced in ACESSE Resource B to design specific prompts for their assessments (SEP Task Formats Tool, CCC Prompts Tool). This resource complements Resource C, in that it provides some ways to integrate tools to connect science instruction meaningfully to students’ everyday lives and cultural practices. This workshop has multiple segments, and it is broken into two sessions that last roughly three hours each, which can be organized as a full-day session or across multiple days.

Subject:
Applied Science
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Hank Clark
Deb Morrison
Philip Bell
WILLIAM PENUEL
Date Added:
09/11/2018
Clicker Resource Guide -- An Instructors' Guide to the Effective Use of Personal Response Systems (Clickers) in Teaching
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The original of the Clicker Resource Guide, prepared by staff of the CU Science Education Initiative and the UBC Carl Wieman SEI. This module is a placeholder where the entire resource guide may be downloaded while the contents of the guide are being imported to the Connexions document language.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Cu Science Education Intiative
Ubc Carl Weiman Science Education Initiative
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Conversations with History: Science and Society, with Dudley Herschbach
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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Nobel Laureate Dudley Herschbach. Professor Herschbach discusses his research, creativity in science, science education and the role of science in society. (57 min)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
01/31/2010
Electronic Journal of Science Education
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The Electronic Journal of Science Education is a peer reviewed journal sponsored Southwestern University and Texas Christian University. It is published by Texas Christian University. EJSE publishes manuscripts relating to issues in science education/science teacher education from early childhood through the university level and informal science and environmental education. EJSE reviews original science education manuscripts that report meaningful research, present research methodology, develop theory, and explore new perspectives.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Southwestern University
Date Added:
03/07/2016
A Field Season Gets Underway Set To Weddell Seal Song
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Weddell seals have a large repertoire of very strange vocalizations–everything from chugs, chirps, trills, and whistles to what sounds like something from outer space. Weddells make these sounds both underwater and on top of the sea ice. Our soundtrack composer Steve Perez used hydrophone recordings the project obtained under NMFS Permit 1032-1917 to interweave with guitar and midi to create an other-worldly composition consisting of some of those Weddell seal vocalizations recorded by the Weddell Population Ecology project. Video field footage obtained by project members Eric Boyd and Terrill Paterson under NMFS Permit 17236. Video editing and production by Mary Lynn Price. Learn more at WeddellSealScience.com!

Subject:
Applied Science
Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Author:
Mary Lynn Price
Date Added:
07/06/2017
Guia Didático para elaboração de projetos sustentáveis no ensino das Tecnologias da Informação e Comunicação
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O “Guia didático para elaboração de projetos sustentáveis no ensino das Tecnologias da Informação e Comunicação” está estruturado na ação educativa interativa, baseada em soluções de problemas e desenvolvimento de habilidades e competências para o mundo do trabalho e serve de referência metodológica para que outras escolas, professores e estudantes possam vivenciar experiências exitosas de aprendizagem, que colaborem para ancorar conhecimentos clássicos, dando-lhes uma aplicabilidade no mundo real, lançando mão do lúdico, da criatividade e do protagonismo dos estudantes do Ensino Proissional, a partir da elaboração de projetos socioambientalmente responsáveis. Este Guia Didático é um material de linguagem acessível e detalhada para que professores possam usar, junto aos seus estudantes, como referência no desenvolvimento de trabalhos de pesquisa em escolas de Ensino Médio e Profissional, além de promover a cultura da Educação Científica nesses espaços, mostrando esses ambientes como produtores de conhecimento e não apenas atores passivos nesta construção. Neste guia o leitor encontrará, além da fundamentação teórica que sustenta os temas debatidos, as etapas metodológicas que foram utilizadas para obtenção dos resultados
atingidos e dicas de materiais utilizados para que mais professores, alunos e escolas se permitam vivenciar essa experiência fazendo as adaptações necessárias.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Information Science
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Case Study
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Carla Vanesca Rabelo Ollandezos
Date Added:
12/27/2019
Inquiry-Teaching Students to Ask Questions That Can Be Investigated
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During this activity, students will investigate leech behavior. Students will learn to ask a question about leech behavior that can be investigated.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Faye Dragich
Date Added:
08/16/2012
Teaching Accessible Science
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All students can fully participate in science. To that end, we are sharing some of the resources, materials, and activities that we use with our students who are visually impaired.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Date Added:
02/06/2014
Tyler DeWitt: Hey science teachers -- make it fun
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High school science teacher Tyler DeWitt was ecstatic about a lesson plan on bacteria (how cool!) -- and devastated when his students hated it. The problem was the textbook: it was impossible to understand. He delivers a rousing call for science teachers to ditch the jargon and extreme precision, and instead make science sing through stories and demonstrations. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED Talks
Author:
Tyler DeWitt
Date Added:
03/18/2013
What Can We Do?
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The information, activities and assessments included in these curriculum modules aim to tell a story. This storyline will help students learn the basics of how populations of bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, and how that knowledge can help make sense of the phenomenon presented. Students will learn that local conditions and actions can have a significant impact on global issues. The activities with which students will engage constitute a meaningful pathway to understanding and are not intended to be used in isolation. As you make plans for how these modules will be used, carefully consider the connections and interdependence of the activities, which make it difficult to separate the activities and is not advised.Each module consists of two or three activities. Each activity provides opportunities to develop and use specific elements of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) science and engineering skills and practice(s) to make sense of phenomena and/or to design solutions to problems. They also provide students with the chance to use conceptual understanding that spans scientific disciplines and develop deep understanding of core ideas and content.

Subject:
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Eric Hall
Date Added:
08/08/2020