Presentation on theme: "Science ROCKS! Welcome to the Hamilton County District In-service: August 4, 2011."— Presentation transcript:
Science ROCKS! Welcome to the Hamilton County District In-service: August 4, 2011
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.
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
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
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
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%
PARCC Timeline SY 2011-12 Development begins SY 2012-13 First year pilot/field testing and related research and data collection SY 2013-14 Second year pilot/field testing and related research and data collection SY 2014-15 Full administration of PARCC assessments SY 2010-11 Launch and design phase Summer 2015 Set achievement levels, including college-ready performance levels
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
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
Site being developed for state teachers: http://www.tncurriculumcenter.org http://www.tncurriculumcenter.org Tennessee State Resources
Sharing Strategies After you have shared, please put a paper copy of each strategy in the folder provided. These will be emailed out to everyone.