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1 Science ROCKS! Welcome to the Hamilton County District In-service: August 4, 2011

2 Meet and Greet Introductions of those in the room Please share: Your name The school where you teach What you are teaching this year The person who traveled the farthest from home this summer begins the conversation.

3 Purpose and Vision Create an atmosphere of openness, collegiality and true professionalism through: Shared Norms and Common Language Promoting Professional Growth through Collaboration Engaging Students through Research-based Best Practices Encourage Reflective Practice

4 Structure of the Day 8:30-9:45: Courses Session 9:45-9:55: Break/Transition 9:55-11:30: Session #1 11:30-1:00 Lunch 1:00-2:35 Session #2 2:35-3:00 School Department Meetings

5 Secondary Science District Norms Be respectful of other’s time — Begin and end on time Maintain an open and safe atmosphere for communication and collaboration Remain positive, task/purpose-focused, respectful, and courteous Actively participate and bring requested materials Share a sense of responsibility for student learning Be professional at all times Be the student you want in your class

6 Reflections and Memorable Moments Sheet

7 Introduction to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

8 44 States and DC have adopted the Common Core State Standards

9 Tennessee Common Core State Standards Educator Timeline School Year School Year Curriculum: Teaching TN Diploma Project Standards Curriculum: Teaching TN Diploma Project Standards 3-12 K-2 CCSS Implementation School Year Curriculum: Teaching TN Diploma Project Standards selected Transition to TN Common Core Standards School Year Curriculum: Teaching TN Diploma Project Standards selected Transition to TN Common Core Standards Curriculum: Teaching TN Diploma Project Standards selected Transition to TN Common Core Standards School Year Curriculum: Teaching TN Diploma Project Standards selected Transition to TN Common Core Standards Curriculum: Teaching TN Common Core Standards

10 IMPLEMENTING THE PARCC ASSESSMENTS IN TENNESSEE

11 PARCC States

12 Better Assessments START OF SCHOOL YEAR END OF SCHOOL YEAR Through- Course 1 Through- Course 2 25%50% Through- Course 3 75% Through- Course 4* 90% End- Of-Year End- Of-Year Timely student achievement data * Course 4 is for ELA and will assess Speaking/Listening. 90%

13 PARCC Timeline SY Development begins SY First year pilot/field testing and related research and data collection SY Second year pilot/field testing and related research and data collection SY Full administration of PARCC assessments SY Launch and design phase Summer 2015 Set achievement levels, including college-ready performance levels

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15 15 Overview of Standards for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Reading Standards for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects –Knowledge of domain-specific vocabulary –Analyze, evaluate, and differentiate primary and secondary sources –Synthesize quantitative and technical information, including facts presented in maps, timelines, flowcharts, or diagrams Writing Standards for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects –Write arguments on discipline-specific content and informative/explanatory texts –Use of data, evidence, and reason to support arguments and claims –Use of domain-specific vocabulary

16 Physics and Chemistry will use last year’s pacing guides. NEW sequence for BIOLOGY I! State pacing guide is to be followed by Hamilton County Biology I courses starting NEXT WEEK. Pacing Guides

17 Site being developed for state teachers: Tennessee State Resources

18 Sharing Strategies After you have shared, please put a paper copy of each strategy in the folder provided. These will be ed out to everyone.

19 BREAK Next Session Begins at 9:55


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