The Summer 2012 workshops have been developed with a common pedagogical approach. Teachers from our partner districts enrolled in each discipline-based workshop will address: (1) content storyline; (2) claim, evidence, and reasoning; and (3) formative assessment.
Sample resources for Content Storyline
- Coherence and and Science Content Storylines in Science Teaching: Evidence of Neglect? Evidence of Effect?
Sample resources for Claims - Evidence - Reasoning (CER)
BOOK CHAPTER: Inquiry and Scientific Explanations: Helping Students use Evidence and Reasoning, by K.L. McNeill and J. Krajcik, in Science as Inquiry in the Secondary Setting (2007, National Science Teachers Association, p. 121-134)
- BOOK: Supporting Grade 5-8 Students in Constructing Explanations in Science: The Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning Framework for Talk and Writing, by K.L. McNeill and J.S. Krajcik (2011, Allyn & Bacon)
Sample resources for Formative Assessment
- Formative and Summative Assessments in the Classroom, by C. Garrison and M. Ehringhaus (2007). From the Association for Middle Level Education.
Formative Assessment in K-8 Science Education: A Conceptual Review, by Erin Furtak (2006), a commissioned paper by the National Research Council for Science Learning K-8 consensus study, 38 pages.
Workshops for Teachers
- Summer 2011 Workshops