Washington Science

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OSPI K-2 Science Home Learning Resources During COVID-19

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This document provides some learning resources associated with each of the K-2  Washington Science Content Learning Standards. They are intended to serve during this “stay at home” time, which includes all Washington schools. They are not intended to replace or be equivalent to face-to-face learning. Please feel free to use the resources or to make adaptations

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson, Unit of Study

Authors: Barbara Soots, Ellen Ebert

NGSS Video Workshop

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This learning resource will engage you and your colleagues in learning more about the importance of NGSS. You will build awareness and learn more about how to implement the Next Generation Science Standards in your own setting. We envision this professional learning taking place in an ongoing community of practice. We encourage you to determine and proceed at your own pace that reflects the needs of your team. Image by Gorkhs from Pixabay

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Association of Washington School Principals, Washington State Office of Superintendent of Pubic Instruction

Climate Science Video Workshop

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This learning resource will engage you and your colleagues in learning more about the importance of learning and teaching climate science as part of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). You will hear from multiple stakeholders about the importance and impact of learning about climate science, as well as engage with learning tools and reflection questions to deepen your learning and position you to take action in your setting. We envision this professional learning taking place in an ongoing community of practice. We encourage you to determine and proceed at your own pace that reflects the needs of your team. Image by ejaugsburg from Pixabay

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Association of Washington School Principals, Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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

Material Type: Module

Authors: Sarah Evans, Philip Bell, Shelley Stromholt, WILLIAM PENUEL, Sam Shaw, Tiffany Neill, Katie Van Horne

ClimeTime Professional Learning Session: How to Support Home-Based Science Learning During School Closures

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With students and educators under shelter-at-home orders, states and districts are faced with difficult decisions about how to support students’ science learning while they are home. Home environments support different aspects of student learning than school-based environments. Designing home-based learning experiences to intentionally take advantage of the unique assets of being at home can be supportive of students’ social, emotional, and mental health; provide a meaningful and complementary science learning experience; and allow students to explore real-world and personally relevant science in ways that are difficult to accomplish in school. Field-based examples of home and neighborhood investigations of ecological systems will be shared.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Carrie Tzou, Leah Bricker, Megan Bang, Philip Bell

STEM Instructional Materials Collaborative

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This project brings together middle school science and STEM teachers from across 30 districts served by Educational Service District 112 (ESD 112) in Washington state to develop a Regional Instructional Materials OER Collaborative. With the support of the ESD STEM Director, this group developed, reviewed and adapted potential OER materials using the EQuIP rubric to support bundles of performance expectations and collaborated on integrating OER into existing STEM kits that the ESD STEM Center provides regionally.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson, Module, Unit of Study

Author: Educational Service District 112 and Washington science teachers

Next Generation Science Standards

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Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards have been developed that are rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. The NGSS is based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Achieve, Collaborators, Inc, National Research Council

EQuIP Science Rubric and Training Materials

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EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products) is an initiative designed to identify high-quality materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The objectives are two-fold: 1) Increase the supply of high quality lessons and units aligned to the CCSS or the NGSS that are available to elementary, middle, and high school teachers as soon as possible; and 2) Build the capacity of educators to evaluate and improve the quality of instructional materials for use in their classrooms and schools.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Achieve, Next Generation Science Standards, NSTA