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1 Using Science Content to Reach College and Career Readiness (And Have Fun, Too!) Cynthia Zafft, NCTN Senior Advisor

2 Today’s workshop agenda Welcome! What’s in your folder The Science-CCR Connection ELA: Structure and Function of the Eye Break Mathematics: Creating explanations Mathematics: Sampling Closing

3 Getting started: Pair Share “What science-related topics are adult learners interested in?” “What hurdles do adult learners face related to science content?” You have about 5 minutes. Then, we’ll do introductions via your answers.

4 Many Readinesses CCR Standards High School Equivalency Science for Everyday Situations Career Pathways

5 Examining Standards CCR Standards for Adult Education Next Generation Science Standards

6 CCR and NGSS Choose either the CCR ELA or Mathematics Comparison Worksheet. Find 1-2 buddies interested in the same worksheet. What connections do you see? We’ll take a sample of your responses. Any questions? Photographer: Johann Rela Photo taken in Buenos Aires, Argentina Source: Flickr, May 25, 2006 Creative Commons license

7 Eye Structure and Function What do we know about the eye? Eye Lab Eye Vocabulary Eye Lecture with Note-taking Snellen Chart Image author: Jeff Dahl Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0

8 Short Break Photo Credit: Kenzoka, Creative Commons/Flickr holiday-season/

9 Two Truths and a Lie about Eyes 70-Yr Old Eye From Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/milishor/ / Photo used without alteration

10 Adjusting Counting Trees Lesson Plan First, we’ll try the student lesson. Then, we’ll review the teacher’s lesson plan. How might you adapt this lesson? Clove Tree, North Sulawesi, July 16, 2009, Author: Midori h_Sulawesi.JPG

11 Science Resources: LINCS

12 LINCS Learning Portal Engaging Adult Learners in Science Scientific Practices in Context Project-Based Science Instruction for Career Preparation

13 OER Commons OER Commons: https://www.oercommons.org/https://www.oercommons.org/ Science Textbooks, Videos, Labs, and Lesson Plans

14 Federal Websites

15 Questions & Comments Thank you for coming! Cynthia Zafft This will be up on the NCTN website at rg LINCS Website


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