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

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

Workshops for Teachers

Workshops for Faculty