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1 URBAN ADVANTAGE CONTINUING TEACHER KICK-OFF WELCOME BACK!

2 ENTRY TICKET What do you think science is? What do your students think science is? Write your ideas about these questions on the entry ticket provided.

3 IS IT A MODEL? Complete the science probe*. Be sure to explain your thinking! *From Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Vol. 4

4 UNDERSTANDING THE RIVER: How do we think about systems?

5 UNDERSTANDING THE RIVER: How do we think about systems?

6 UNDERSTANDING THE RIVER: How do we think about systems? Its about the connections ?

7 UNDERSTANDING THE RIVER: At you table use the paper arrows and describe the connection in writing on the arrow. ___ eats ___

8 UNDERSTANDING THE RIVER: Now lets add another element of the system.

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10 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.

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12 QUESTIONS AND PREDICTIONS

13 WHAT WILL THE DATA LOOK LIKE?

14 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?

15 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

16 IS IT A MODEL? Revisit the science probe: Did your ideas about models change? Would you revise or expand upon your previous explanation?

17 SCIENCE: KNOWLEDGE & PRACTICE

18 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.

19 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.

20 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!

21 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.

22 UA AND YOU: Things for everyone: Science journals for all students Student Vouchers Family Science Sunday – Fliers UA Science EXPO – June 7, 2014

23 UA AND YOU: Things for everyone: School visits – Coaching students Help with lesson planning Lead Teacher Support – us!

24 UA AND YOU: Things that vary (breakout groups will discuss details): PD Hours and options Teacher Orders Voucher request process

25 NEW! EXPECTATION FOR ALL UA TEACHERS: SHARE A UA LESSON PLAN

26 WHATS NEXT…

27 Please complete your CLASS INFORMATION FORM! We need this data for your: Vouchers, Family Science Sunday flyers, and science notebooks

28 INVITE US TO YOUR EVENTS!

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31 Request classroom support!

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33 UA RESOURCES ORDER FORM Menus! & Auto Fill

34 UA RESOURCES ORDER FORM It does the Math! Form available in the Teacher menu

35 SIGN UP FOR YOUR CT PD Sign up for your CT PD using the form we will give you today (in your breakout group) You will be able to change your registration at a later date.

36 SIGN UP FOR CT PD

37 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.

38 CTPD TABLE (PG 9): RECORD YOU CHOICES

39 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:

40 WE WANT YOU TO GET PAID!

41 MOU

42 QUESTIONS? Hand-ins: W-9 Course preferences MOUs Evaluations


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