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1 Department of Mathematics and Science Office of Academics and Transformation Ms. Keisha Kidd, CSS Millard Lightburn, Ph.D. Supervisor MDCPS Elementary Science Science Summer Symposium 2013 Grade 4 Day 2

2 Day Two Agenda  Welcome back / Day One Reflections  Five E’s Instructional Strategy  Guidelines: Five E’s lesson plan  Hands-on Activity (Properties of Matter)  Vocabulary Integration  Hands on Activity (Changes in Matter)  LUNCH  Data Analysis and Differentiated Instruction  Hands on Activity (Sound Energy)  Article: Research Using Claims and Evidence  Hands on Activity (Heat Energy & Heat Conductors)  Day Two Reflection

3 Successful Strategies to Use Interactive Notebooks HOT Questions (Webb’s Depth of Knowledge) Inquiry Hands-On Activities/Labs Demonstrations Virtual Labs Centers / Stations Graphic Organizers Models & Visuals Cooperative Learning Think-Pair-Share Jigsaw Internet / Video Differentiated Instruction strategies The 5 E’s

4 Five E’s Overview Five E’s Overview

5 Follow Up Assignment Complete Five E’s Lesson Plan Use topics and resources from the Pacing Guide (including presented resources) Must be submitted individually (not as a group) Be sure to include resource links/websites Participants will share their lesson plans with the group. Due on Day Three (electronically) before end of session.

6 (Hands on Activity) (Hands on Activity) Properties of Matter (Hands on Activity) (Hands on Activity) Big Idea 8: Properties of Matter

7 15 min. Break

8 Vocabulary Integration Vocabulary Integration Vocabulary Integration Mix sand and water

9 Big Idea 9: Changes in Matter Changes in Matter (Hands on Activity) (Hands on Activity)

10 LUNCH

11 Department of Mathematics and Science Millard E. Lightburn, Ph.D. District Science Supervisor Mary Tweedy and Keisha Kidd Curriculum Support Specialists 11 DATA ANALYSIS GRADE 4 SCIENCE SUMMER SYMPOSIUM

12 Data can… provide feedback on the past and provide a basis to begin planning for the future 12 What Kind of Information can Data Provide us? Department of Mathematics and Science

13 13 IMPORTANCE OF DATA Facilitate a clear understanding of the gaps between where the school or class is and where it wants to be. Show if school or class goals and objectives are being accomplished. Predict and prevent failures. Predict and ensure successes. Establish foundation for Continuous School Improvement/SIP. Data drives instruction, and professional development. Department of Mathematics and Science

14 14 Effective Use of Classroom Data Teaching Using Results Planning Student Learning Assessing Source: Dr. Yuwadee Wongbundhit Department of Mathematics and Science

15 GOAL Share results of District Quarterly Assessments and discuss its importance in driving instruction. Department of Mathematics and Science

16 Data Analysis DISAGGREGATION OF GRADE 4 QUARTERLY SCIENCE BENCHMARKS ASSESSMENTS (QSBA) Department of Mathematics and Science

17 NGSSS BIG IDEAS FOR GRADE 4 REPORTING CATEGORIESBIG IDEASNUMBER OF BENCHMARKS NATURE OF SCIENCEBig Idea 1: The Practice of Science Big Idea 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge Big Idea 3: Role of Theories, Laws, Hypothesis, and Models EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCEBig Idea 5 Earth in Space and Time Big Idea 6 Earth Structures 5 6 PHYSICAL SCIENCEBig Idea 8 Properties of Matter Big Idea 9 Changes in Matter Big Idea 10 Forms of Energy Big Idea 11 Energy Transfer and Transformations Big Idea 12 Motion of Objects LIFE SCIENCEBig Idea 16 Heredity and Reproduction Big Idea 17 Interdependence 4444 TOTAL = 42 Department of Mathematics and Science

18 Quarterly Science Benchmarks Assessment (QSBA) Question Group PRE-TEST ( Average Score % ) 16,721 QUARTER 1 (Average Score %) 17,262 QUARTER 2 (Average Score %) 16,291 QUARTER 3 (Average Score %) 3,169 QUARTER 4 ( Average Score %) Earth & Space 41%54% Life Science48%61% Physical Science 47%61%57%62% Nature of Science 34%58%59%49% Department of Mathematics and Science

19 Grade 4 Science QSBA Results AssessmentsNumber of Students Satisfactory Progress (70%+) PRE-TEST (Aug 20 – Sept 7)16,7215% QUARTER 1 (Oct 29-Nov 9)17,26232% QUARTER 2 (Jan 22 –Feb 5)16,29119% QUARTER 3 (March 18-Apr12)3,16938% Quarter 4 (May 20-23)78132% ASSESSMENT NUMBER OF STUDENTS Satisfactory Progress (70%+) BASELINE (August 2012) 23,0766% GRADE 5 SCIENCE BASELINE RESULTS Department of Mathematics and Science

20 Performance by Benchmarks Quarter 1 Results (Number of Students = 17,262) STANDARDS AVERAGE SCORE (%) SC.4.N.1.1 Raise questions about the natural world, conduct both individual and team investigations 57% SC.4.N.1.2 Compare the observations made by different groups using multiple tools and seek reasons to explain the differences across groups. 59% SC.4.N.1.3 Explain that science does not always follow a rigidly defined method ("the scientific method") but that science does involve the use of observations and empirical evidence. 58% SC.4.N.1.5 Compare the methods and results of investigations done by other classmates. 41% SC.4.N.1.6 Keep records that describe observations made, carefully distinguishing actual observations from ideas and inferences about the observations. 62% SC.4.N.1.7 Recognize and explain that scientists base their explanations on evidence. 70% SC.4.P.8.1 Measure and compare objects and materials based on their physical properties including: mass, shape, volume, color, hardness, texture, odor, taste, attraction to magnets. 58% SC.4.P.8.2 Identify properties and common uses of water in each of its states. 69% SC.4.P.8.3 Explore the Law of Conservation of Mass by demonstrating that the mass of a whole object is always the same as the sum of the masses of its parts. 58% SC.4.P.8.4 Investigate and describe that magnets can attract magnetic materials and attract and repel other magnets. 72% SC.4.P.9.1 Identify some familiar changes in materials that result in other materials with different characteristics, such as decaying animal or plant matter, burning, rusting, and cooking. 46% Number of Benchmarks Assessed: 11 Department of Mathematics and Science

21 Quarter 2 Assessment Results STANDARDS AVERAGE SCORE (%) SC.4.N.1.1 Raise questions about the natural world, conduct both individual and team investigations 23% SC.4.N.1.2 Compare the observations made by different groups using multiple tools and seek reasons to explain the differences across groups. 65% SC.4.N.1.5 Compare the methods and results of investigations done by other classmates. 58% SC.4.N.1.6 Keep records that describe observations made, carefully distinguishing actual observations from ideas and inferences about the observations. 65% SC.4.N.1.7 Recognize and explain that scientists base their explanations on evidence. 83% SC.4.P.8.1 Measure and compare objects and materials based on their physical properties including: mass, shape, volume, color, hardness, texture, odor, taste, attraction to magnets. 57% SC.4.E.5.1 Observe that the patterns of stars in the sky stay the same although they appear to shift across the sky nightly, and different stars can be seen in different seasons. 66% SC.4.E.5.2 Describe the changes in the observable shape of the moon over the course of about a month. 56% SC.4.E.5.3 Recognize that Earth revolves around the Sun in a year and rotates on its axis in a 24-hour day. 53% SC.4.E.5.4 Relate that the rotation of Earth (day and night) and apparent movements of the Sun, Moon, and stars are connected. (Annually Assessed) 24%

22 Quarter 2 Assessment Results cont…… STANDARDS AVERAGE SCORE (%) SC.4.E.6.1 Identify the three categories of rocks: igneous, (formed from molten rock);sedimentary (pieces of other rocks and fossilized organisms); and metamorphic (formed from heat and pressure). (Assessed as SC.4.6.2) 46% SC.4.E.6.2 Identify the physical properties of common earth-forming minerals, including hardness, color, luster, cleavage, and streak color, and recognize the role of minerals in the formation of rocks. (Annually Assessed) 69% SC.4.E.6.3 Recognize that humans need resources found on Earth and that these are either renewable or nonrenewable.. ( Annually Assessed) 62% SC.4.E.6.4 Describe the basic differences between physical weathering (breaking down of rock by wind, water, ice, temperature change, and plants) and erosion (movement of rock by gravity, wind, water, and ice). (Annually Assessed) 50% SC.4.E.6.6 Identify resources available in Florida (water, phosphate, oil, limestone, silicon, wind, and solar energy). 64% SC.4.P.8.1 Measure and compare objects and materials based on their physical properties including: mass shape, volume, color, hardness, texture, odor, taste, attraction to magnets., 57% Number of Benchmarks Assessed in Quarter 2 : 16 Department of Mathematics and Science

23 Performance by Benchmarks Quarter 3 Results ( Number of Student = 3,169) STANDARDS AVERAGE SCORE (%) SC.4.P.10.1 Observe and describe some basic forms of energy, including light, heat, sound, electrical, and the energy of motion. 69% SC.4.P.10.2 Investigate and describe that energy has the ability to cause motion or create change. 40% SC.4.P.10.3 Investigate and explain that sound is produced by vibrating objects and that pitch depends on how fast or slow the object vibrates. 64% SC.4.P.10.4 Describe how moving water and air are sources of energy and can be used to move things. 69% SC.4.P.11.1 Recognize that heat flows from a hot object to a cold object and that heat flow may cause materials to change temperature. 68% SC.4.P.11.2 Identify common materials that conduct heat well or poorly. 43% SC.4.P.12.1 Recognize that an object in motion always changes its position and may change its direction. 77% Department of Mathematics and Science

24 Performance by Benchmarks Quarter 4 Results (Number of Students = 781 STANDARDS AVERAGE SCORE (%) SC.4.N.1.2 Compare the observations made by different groups using multiple tools and seek reasons to explain the differences across groups. 46% SC.4.N.1.6 Keep records that describe observations made, carefully distinguishing actual observations from ideas and inferences about the observations. 56% SC.4.N.1.7 Recognize and explain that scientists base their explanations on evidence. 48% SC.4.L Identify processes of sexual reproduction in flowering plants, including pollination, fertilization (seed production), seed dispersal, and germination. 65% SC.4.L Explain that although characteristics of plants and animals are inherited, some characteristics can be affected by the environment. 71% SC.4.L Recognize that animal behaviors may be shaped by heredity and learning. 56% SC.4.L Compare and contrast the major stages in the life cycles of Florida plants and animals, such as those that undergo incomplete and complete metamorphosis, and flowering and nonflowering seed-bearing plants. (Annually Assessed) 70% SC.4.L Compare the seasonal changes in Florida plants and animals to those in other regions of the country. 67% SC.4.L Explain that animals, including humans, cannot make their own food and that when animals eat plants or other animals, the energy stored in the food source is passed to them. 51% SC.4.L Trace the flow of energy from the Sun as it is transferred along the food chain through the producers to the consumers. (Annually Assessed) 63% SC.4.L Recognize ways plants and animals, including humans, can impact the environment. 46% Department of Mathematics and Science

25 Analysis of Quarter 3 & 4 Results Number of Students Assessed Q3: 3,169 Satisfactory Progress Q3 : 38% Number of Students Assessed Q4: 781 Satisfactory Progress Q4: 32% Number of Grade 4 students MDCPS : Number of Grade 4 students MDCPS 25,977 What percentage of Gr. 4 students were tested in Q3 and Q4 ? Q3 = 12% Q4= 3% What can you say about the validity of these results? Department of Mathematics and Science

26 Quarterly Assessment Results K **Cut score for Gr 5 Fall IA = 51% *Cut score for Gr 5 Winter IA= 53% satisfactory Quarter 1 Results 26 GradesAverage Performance Mastery/ Proficiency Grade 551%**49% Grade 460%32% Grade 360%36% Grade 272%64% Grade 166%41% Kinder85%76% GradesAverage Performance Mastery/ Proficiency Grade 5 53%*52% Grade 4 56%19% Grade 3 62%38% Grade 2 79%76% Grade 1 71%59% Kinder 91%93% QUARTER 2 RESULTS QUARTER 1 RESULTS *Cut score for Gr 5 FALL IA= 51% satisfactory Department of Mathematics and Science

27 Debriefing Protocol Teacher’s debriefing protocol Grade Level Debriefing Protocol

28 Sample Data Chats form Student Name and ID__________________________ Math FCAT: Achiev. Level _______Math DSS _______ Reading FCAT: Achiev. Level ______ DSS __________ Science Assessment data: Pretest: ______ Quarter 1 ______ Quarter 2 ________ Quarter 3 ______ Quarter 4_______Post-Test______ Student Goals:________________________________ ____________________________________________ Teacher Comment_____________________________ ____________________________________________ Data Chats 28 Department of Mathematics and Science

29 Differentiated Instruction in the Science Classroom By Millard E. Lightburn, Ph.D. District Supervisor (Science K-5) Mary Tweedy and Keisha Kidd Curriculum Support Specialists

30 Outcomes Create multiple paths so that students of different abilities, interest or learning needs experience equally appropriate ways to absorb, use, develop and present concepts as a part of the daily learning process. Become familiar with a variety of instructional activities to meet individual student learning needs. Establish a repertoire of teaching strategies. Mathematics and Science

31 KWLKWL What I knowWhat I want to knowWhat I learned DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION Maematics and Science

32 What Is Differentiation? What differentiated instruction is NOT: What differentiated instruction IS: It is not individualized instruction (specific to the 1970's). It is not disorderly or undisciplined. It is not just modifying the instruction up or down.. It is more qualitative than quantitative. It is a blend of whole- class, group and independent learning. It is continually adjusting to meet the goal of matching learner to learning. Mathematics and Science

33 Differentiated Instruction is… “A set of unique decisions that the educator makes to bring learning within the grasp of all students. Remember, this includes students who are working on grade level, below grade level, and for those students working above grade level!” Carol Tomlinson (2005) “A teaching philosophy based on the premise that teachers should adapt instruction to student differences such as readiness levels, learning preferences, and interests.” Carol A. Tomlinson (2005) It is a thoughtful PROCESS! Mathematics and Science

34 Why Differentiate? All kids are different. One size does not fit all. Differentiation provides all students with access to all curriculum. Mathematics and Science

35 “TELL ME AND I WILL FORGET. SHOW ME AND I MAY REMEMBER. INVOLVE ME AND I WILL UNDERSTAND." -Ancient Chinese Proverb Mathematics and Science

36 Your Learning Style Activity # 1: What is your primary learning style? Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic/Tactile Before doing the activity: – Predict your learning style – Predict which will be the most common learning style in the classroom. Read the direction on the chart “ Learning Styles” and determine your primary learning style. Mathematics and Science

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38 Principles of a Differentiated Classroom All students participate in respectful work. Teacher and students work together to ensure continual engagement & challenge for each learner. The teacher coordinates use of time, space and activities. Flexible grouping which includes whole class learning, pairs, student-selected groups, teacher selected groups, and random groups. Mathematics and Science

39 How is DI Implemented? Before beginning instruction, teachers should do three things: Use Diagnostic assessment to determine readiness (e.g. pretest, KWL) Determine students interest (interest inventory) Identify student learning styles and environmental preferences Mathematics and Science

40 ContentProcessProduct According to Students’ Readiness Interest Learning Profile Teachers Can Differentiate Adapted from The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners (Tomlinson, 1999). What is taught How it is taught How learning is assessed Mathematics and Science

41 DI According to Students… Readiness –  Refers to readiness for a given skill, concept, or way of thinking. Interests and Attitudes –  Have to do with those things that learners find relevant, fascinating, or worthy of their time. Learning Profile and Need –  Refer to things such as learning style, intelligence preferences, how the learner sees himself in relation to the rest of the world. Mathematics and Science

42 Discussion Question What are you already doing to differentiate instruction in your classroom? Activity: Give One/Take One Mathematics and Science

43 Give One/Take One Idea #1Idea #2 Idea #3Idea #4 Mathematics and Science

44 Differentiated Instructional Strategies in the Science Classroom Within the next few slides, you will be introduced to a few differentiated instructional strategies such as…  Tiered lessons  Exit cards  Flexible grouping  Anchor activities  Response cards  Choice Board (Think-Tac-Toe boards)  Cubing  Graphic organizers Remember that these are just some of the many examples of differentiated instructional strategies. Mathematics and Science

45 1. Tiered Instruction Provides teachers with a means of assigning different tasks within the same lesson or unit. The tasks will vary according to the students’ Readiness Interest Learning Profile Mathematics and Science

46 What can be Tiered? Content Process Product Assignments Activities Homework Centers Experiments Materials Assessments Writing prompts Mathematics and Science

47 Planning Tiered Activities A Four Step Method Step 1. Identify key concepts and skills (i.e., NGSSS) WHAT SHOULD STUDENTS KNOW, UNDERSTAND, OR BE ABLE TO DO? Step 2. Think about students and/or use assessment to determine: – Readiness level – Interests – Learning Profile Mathematics and Science

48 Planning Tiered Activities cont. Step 3. Create an activity for “on – level” learners that is… – Interesting – Challenging – Causes students to use key skill(s) to understand the major idea or concept. Step 4.Adjust the activity accordingly. Remember… You may not need to adjust the activity if you are differentiating by interest or by learning profile. However, if you are differentiating by readiness, you will need to adjust for “struggling learners” and “highly able” learners (use Webb’s DOK). Struggling learnersOn-level learners Highly-able learners Adjusting the task Mathematics and Science

49 2. Flexible Grouping Flexible grouping is an opportunity for students to work with a variety of students, through whole group or in many different forms of small groups. The key to flexible grouping is in the name… FLEXIBLE. Students have the opportunity to be in different groups depending on the activity. initially use the whole group for instruction divide group for practice or enrichment not used as a permanent arrangement use groups for one activity, a day, a week, etc. “Flexible grouping is the cornerstone of successful differentiated instruction”.- Carol Ann Tomlinson Mathematics and Science

50 How does flexible grouping benefit students? Gives students and teachers a voice in work arrangements Allows students to work with a variety of peers Keeps students from being “pegged” as advanced or struggling Mathematics and Science

51 3. Anchor Activities Anchor activities are ongoing assignments that students can work on independently throughout a unit, grading period, or longer. Mathematics and Science

52 The Purpose of an Anchor Activity Provide meaningful work for students when they… Finish an assignment or project When they first enter the class When they are “stumped” Provide ongoing tasks that tie to the content and instruction. Free up the classroom teacher to work with other groups of students or individuals Mathematics and Science

53 Some examples of Anchor Activities Brain Busters Learning Packets Activity Box Learning / Interest Centers Vocabulary Work Investigations FCAT Practice activities Magazine articles with generic questions or activities Listening stations Research questions or Projects Journals or Learning Logs Silent Reading Websites

54 4. Exit Cards Exit Cards (AKA “Tickets out the Door”) are used to gather information on student readiness levels, interests, and/or learning profiles. They can be used as quick assessments to see if the students are “getting it”. The teacher hands out index cards to students at the end of an instructional sequence or class period. The teacher asks the students to respond to a predetermined prompt on their index cards and then turn them in as they leave the classroom or transition to another subject. The teacher reviews the student responses and separates the cards into instructional groups based on preset criteria. Mathematics and Science

55 5. Response Cards Response cards are another form of quick assessment. Each student has a card and indicates their understanding of a topic by holding up the appropriate response. Response cards: 1.Increase participation level of all students 2.Increase on-task behavior 3.Provide immediate feedback 4.Are highly motivating and fun! Just Think... If response cards were used instead of hand raising for just 30 minutes a day, each student would make more than 3,700 additional academic responses during the school year. Mathematics and Science

56 Types of Response Cards PreprintedStudent made Write-on white boards Kinetic Potentia l landsea A B CD TRUEFALSE Mathematics and Science

57 6. Graphic Organizers Aides comprehension, concept development and learning Highlights key vocabulary Provides an organized, visual display of knowledge Focuses attention on key elements Helps integrate prior knowledge with new knowledge Flow chart web Mathematics and Science

58 7. Learning Contract To demonstrate what I have learned about ____________, I want to _ Write a report _ Put on a demonstration _ Set up an experiment _ Develop a computer presentation _ Build a model _ Design a mural _ Write a song _ Make a movie _ Create a graphic organizer or diagram _ Other This will be a good way to demonstrate understanding of this concept because ______________________________________________________________ To do this project, I will need help with ______________________________ My Action Plan is________________________________________________ The criteria/rubric which will be used to assess my final product is _________ ______________________________________________________________ My project will be completed by this date _____________________________ Student signature: ________________________________ Date ___/___/___ Parent signature: _________________________________ Date____/___/___ Teacher signature: ________________________________ Date ___/___/___ Mathematics and Science

59 8. Cubing A cube consists of 6 commands – one on each of its 6 faces followed by a prompt that describes the task the student should do. Can be used to differentiate activities on the basis of student's readiness. For example, using 2 or more cubes with the same commands, modify the prompts or tasks so that they are at different levels of difficulty Can be used to differentiate activities based on students’ interests or learning profiles. Mathematics and Science

60 Choice Board Mathematics and Science

61 Entrée (Select One) Draw a picture that shows what happens during photosynthesis. Write two paragraphs about what happens during photosynthesis. Create a rap that explains what happens during photosynthesis. Dinner Menu – Photosynthesis Appetizer (Everyone) Write the chemical equation for photosynthesis. Side Dishes (Select at Least Two) Define respiration, in writing. Compare photosynthesis to respiration using a Venn Diagram. Write a journal entry from the point of view of a green plant. With a partner, create and perform a skit that shows the differences between photosynthesis and respiration. Dessert (Optional) Create a test to assess the student’s knowledge of photosynthesis. What type(s) of differentiation can you identify in this dinner menu. ?

62 In my Differentiated Classroom Everyone will feel welcomed Mutual respect will be non-negotiable Students will feel physical, mental and emotional safety There will be a persuasive expectation of growth I will teach for success A new sort of fairness will be evident and accepted We will collaborate for mutual growth and success Mathematics and Science

63 We are for difference, for respecting difference, for valuing difference, until difference no longer makes a difference. Mathematics and Science

64 Exit Card Activity Complete this activity on your sheet 3 strategies I have learned for differentiating instruction 2 benefits of differentiating instruction 1 question I still have about differentiating instruction

65 EXIT CARD for ________________ ___________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

66 Big Idea 10: Forms of Energy Sound Energy (Hands on Activity) (Hands on Activity)

67 Article Research Using Claims and Evidence in Science Research Using Claims and Evidence in Science

68 15 min. Break

69 Big Idea 11: Energy Transfer and Transformation Heat Energy and Heat Conductors (Hands on Activity) (Hands on Activity)

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71 Science Department Department of Mathematics and Science Office of Academics and Transformation Dr. Ava Rosales, Executive Director - Science ElementaryMiddle SchoolHigh School Dr. Millard Lightburn, District Supervisor Ms. Yoly McCarthy, Instructional Supervisor Mr. Sebastian Oddone, District Supervisor Ms. Mary Tweedy, Curriculum Support Specialist Mr. Kirk Nieveen, Curriculum Support Specialist TBA, Curriculum Support Specialist Ms. Keisha Kidd, Curriculum Support Specialist Ms. Mildred Farber District Administrative Assistant Phone: (305)

72 Slip Day Two Reflection 1.Today I learned ………………………. 2. Something I will implement in my classroom…. 3.Questions I still have……………….. 4.How did we integrate Common Core in science? Department of Mathematics and Science


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