CONNECTING WITH SCIENCE CONCEPTS Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems Cycle of Matter and Energy transfer in Ecosystems Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience Read the descriptions and have a table discussion about how this model illustrates some of these concepts.
SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING PRACTICES Read descriptions of the 8 scientific and engineering practices outlined in A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Which practices did we employ? How did we apply them?
SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING PRACTICES Science Practices: 1.Asking Questions and Defining Problems 2.Developing and Using Models 3.Planning and Carrying Out Investigations 4.Analyzing and Interpreting Data 5.Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking 6.Constructing Explanations 7.Engaging in Argument from Evidence 8.Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
IS IT A MODEL? Revisit the science probe: Did your ideas about models change? Would you revise or expand upon your previous explanation?
Focused Reading Strategy Mark the text using the following symbols: Got it. I know or understand this. ! This is really important or interesting. ? Something I do not understand.
EXIT TICKET What do you think science is? What do your students think science is? Look back at your original ideas. How has your thinking changed? Revise or add to your thinking in another color.
EXIT TICKET When reflecting on the practices and long term science investigations, where would you like to focus on deepening your knowledge this year? Record your ideas on a sticky note and place it on your exit ticket. Thank you!
UA AND YOU: What do we have for Year 10? A Tiered Structure: Some common elements Some elements change depending on the number of years you have been in the program.
UA AND YOU: Things for everyone: Science journals for all students Student Vouchers Family Science Sunday – Fliers UA Science EXPO – June 7, 2014
UA AND YOU: Things for everyone: School visits – Coaching students Help with lesson planning Lead Teacher Support – E-mail us!
UA AND YOU: Things that vary (breakout groups will discuss details): PD Hours and options Teacher Orders Voucher request process
NEW! EXPECTATION FOR ALL UA TEACHERS: SHARE A UA LESSON PLAN
CTPD PREFERNCES 1.Bubble in your preferred 1 st and 2 nd (+) choices 2.If you do not mark a 2 nd choice we will decide for you if your first choice is unavailable. 3.You cannot repeat any PD with the same course ID or one that is similar to your cycle 2. (it is indicated as unavailable) Priority for 100 & 200 level sessions will be given to years 2 & 3 teachers, respectively. Should a session receive more requests from equally eligible teachers than there is capacity for, we will either randomly choose who will be registered OR create another session if there is a large enough demand. You will be notified by September 27th of the session you are registered for.
UA THIS YEAR Break out groups by years in UA: Starting your 2 nd year Starting your 3 rd year Starting your 4 th year Starting your 5 th or greater year Questions/changes: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com