Join us at one of our upcoming free, virtual #ILSciCom events:
Monday October 14, 2019 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm CST In this special Columbus Day event, we will be combining #ILSciCom with #IL_ELACom to present the topic, "Science Writing: Connecting to the Science and Engineering Practices." We will discuss how ELA standards overlap with the Science and Engineering practices and ways that science and ELA teachers can support each other in delivering these standards.
Thursday, November 14th 3:30pm-4:30pm CST Join us for a special joint #ILCom session, to hear guest speaker Krystal Clifton discuss strategies for fostering a positive classroom environment. Krystal is a 4th grade teacher in a diverse school district where 100% of the students in the district receive free lunch. One of the biggest struggles her district faces is a 28% chronic absenteeism rate. Krystal will share with us strategies for fostering a positive classroom environment by building relationships and rapport to support the risk-taking and authentic learning we want to see in the classroom. Register now at: http://bit.ly/11-14-19ILComReg
Barbara Hug, along with graduate students James Planey, Harrison Davis, and Danielle Cozzola, shared the Phenomena Finder tool they have created to help teachers identify grade-level appropriate, standards-aligned phenomena as they plan for phenomena-driven instruction. This team will introduced us to the tool and walked us through all the features it has to offer. This link will take you to the google doc of supporting information they shared. After watching, complete this brief post survey.
Phenomena Driven Instruction April 4, 2019
Rebecca Rudemacher, 6th-grade teacher at Hickory Creek Middle School, and Nicole Vick, high school science teacher at Abingdon-Avon School District, shared some examples of Phenomena Driven Instruction they have facilitated in their classroom as well as the resources they use to support this instructional shift. We discussed how their students’ learning has evolved as they move toward full implementation of the Illinois Learning Standards for Science. After watching, complete this brief post survey.
EdReports December 18, 2018
Lacey Wieser, an EdReports Science Content Specialist, shared information about the science curriculum review process and the reports that will be released February 28, 2019.
Stanford NGSS Assessment Project October 18, 2018
Dr. Jill Wertheim from the Stanford NGSS Assessment Project, and she’ll be shared insight on designing NGSS aligned classroom assessment items and the resources hosted at SNAPGSE.
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