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1 Characteristics of Effective Instruction in Science The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking." Albert Einstein

2 Welcome Laurie HayzlettCedar Falls Lynne CampbellMarshalltown Dee Dienst Clear Lake ELI teacher leaders: Melissa Hesner East Buchanan Andy Denison West Marshall

3 Morning Schedule Formative Assessment Probe Notebooking Inquiry Experience:

4 Afternoon Schedule Lesson Cycle ICC: Characteristics of Effective Instruction Probe Follow-up Implementation Plan

5 Diffendoofer School Use one of the following prompts to create your own verse: What are your hopes for your school? What do you want this PD opportunity to be? What do you hope ICC does for your students? How does this book relate to the ICC? How does this book relate to your school? Create your own prompt! school song

6 Continuous Improvement Process Needs assessment Planning Implementation Evaluation

7 Rubric for becoming an Inquiry- based teacher Select the place where you are right now. Traditional approach Exploring Inquiry Transitioning to Inquiry Practicing Inquiry

8 Break

9 Probe: Doing Science The Purpose Activates students thinking about a concept Solidify ideas during formal concept development Reflection at the end of the unit

10 Notebooking

11 Interactive Science Notebooks are a Research-Based Best Practice 1. Notebooks are thinking tools for students. 2. Notebooks help guide instruction 3. Notebooks enhance literacy skills 4. Notebooks support differentiated learning. 5. Notebook entries are good assessment tools.

12 Getting started - Step 1: Name Grade On the cover: Write your name and grade.

13 Step 2: Create a Title Page Name of Unit Year Teacher Building 2 a.a.

14 Step 3: At the top of the next four pages write Table of Contents

15 DATE ACTIVITY ( Assessment) PAGE #

16 Step 3: Create a Learning Partners page. 1 Learning Partners.

17 Seasonal Partners Fall Spring WinterSummer

18 Step 4: Number remaining pages 132 Learning Partners

19 Step 5: On page One glue the Doing Science Assessment Probe Doing Science Assessment Probe

20 Science Notebook Supplies glue sticks scissors colored pencils pens & pencils NO MARKERS! NO STAPLES! NO WHITE GLUE! composition notebook

21 What goes into a science notebook? A record of your thinking & learning Notes Procedures and data Line of Learning Quick writes Performance Assessments Questions, wonderings, ideas

22 Example of what should be in your science notebook… The blue center and yellow petals of this flower attract bees and hummingbirds. The flower can be cross-pollinated and the bees and hummingbirds can have food. November 14, 2006

23 Example of what should be in your science notebook… November 14, 2006 Observations: We added salt to ice water. The ice started to melt and the temperature of the ice water went down … it got colder. Questions: Is salty ice water always colder than plain ice water? Could we add something else to ice water to make it colder?

24 What shouldnt I put in my science notebook? If the entry isnt related to your growing understanding of science, it probably doesnt belong in your science notebook.

25 Examples of what shouldnt be in your science notebook… I love … Go HAWKS!!! Science Rocks!! Non-science doodles

26 SCIENTISTS NOTEBOOKS The following slides show pages from scientists notebooks:

27 Reference graphs and tables pasted into notebook

28 Materials Scientist Results (crossed out)

29 A page from Leonardo da Vincis Notebook

30 Notebook Hints: Type quick write prompts on address labels. Reusable arrows can mark notebooks for grading. Have students answer quick writes on index cards (make sure they put their names on top) so you can grade them without having to take books home. They can tape them into their notebooks the next day. Use post-its to make comments in student books Use colored dots on covers to help keep different classes separated or to identify student roles.

31 Future Notebook Discussions How to write and evaluate Line of Learning questions. How to write and evaluate Quick Write questions. How to evaluate notebooks. Handling vocabulary- glossary or vocabulary briefcase.

32 Swingers: Part 1

33 Lunch

34 Swingers: Part 2

35 Break

36 Lesson Cycle: Unpack 5Es Number off 1 to 5 Number 1 is the engage group Number 2 is the explore group Number 3 is the explain group Number 4 is the elaborate group Number 5 is the evaluate group 3.Talk with your group to determine what parts of the learning cycle you observed during the Swingers Inquiry Experience

37 Characteristics of Effective Instruction S tudent centered instruction T eaching for understanding A ssessment for learning R igor and relevance T eaching for learner differences

38 Doing science….. Probe follow up Lets revisit your probe response. Are there any changes you would like to make? Any additions? Use a different writing instrument to make your changes.

39 Implementation Implement an Engage from the 5E Learning Cycle Respond to the two reflection questions on the reflection log. Bring the reflection questions and evidence of implementation to share with colleagues

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