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1 The Scope of GEMSI’m going to lead you through a quick overview of GEMS programs, with a focus on GEMS guides. Sometimes people ask, “what is the GEMS philosophy?” Many aspects of the GEMS philosophy are included in this presentation.
2 GEMS Is Many Programs New GEMS Teacher’s Guides Classic GEMS Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading(Delta Education)GEMS Curriculum Sequences(Carolina Curriculum)GEMS is a rapidly growing and evolving department, and has many branches.New GEMS Teacher’s GuidesClassic GEMSTeacher’s Guide Series
3 GEMS Teacher GuidesInquiry-based, supplemental instruction, GEMS units have been self-published for over 20 years by GEMS and LHS.Over 1.5 million guides in print.GEMS made its name with GEMS teacher guides, and we currently have about 70 published guides.
4 New GEMS Brand new or recently updated guides: Extensive science background for the teacherAddresses key science standardsLiterature connections and other resourcesGuidance on assessmentOn some guides you’ll see the New GEMS logo. These are recently published guides, or classic guides we have updated.
5 GEMS Curriculum Sequences Focus on key conceptsResearch-basedPracticalFilled with assessment resourcesCritical Junctures & Providing More ExperienceEvidence CirclesStudent ReadingsA recently developed branch of GEMS are the GEMS curriculum sequences. These are sequences from grades 3-8 based on the most important and most challenging space science concepts for children to know.
6 GEMS Curriculum Sequences Published by Carolina Biological Supply CompanySpace Science for Grades 3–5Space Science for Grades 6–8Ocean Science Sequence for Grades 3–5. (beginning development)Currently we have a 3-5 grade space science sequence published, and 6-8 just went to press. OSS is in the beginning stages.
7 Seeds of Science/ Roots of Reading™ Literacy instruction embedded in inquiry science.Seeds/Roots learning model uses multiple modalities: Do it, Talk it, Read it, Write it.Another monumental direction of GEMS is in the Seeds of Science Roots of Reading program, based on the idea of embedding Literacy instruction in inquiry science. It’s learning model is sometimes summed up as, “Do it, Talk it, Read it, Write it.”
8 Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading™ Published by Delta Education 4-9 custom science books per unit(18 copies each)Among many features of Seeds are the 4-9 children’s books we have written about science topics that are intergral to each unit.
9 Seeds of Science/ Roots of Reading™ Published by Delta Education4-9 custom science books per unit(18 copies of each)Student Investigation NotebooksTeacher’s guideKits availableAmong many features of Seeds are the 4-9 children’s books we have written about science topics that are intergral to each unit.
10 GEMS Handbooks GEMS Handbooks Leader’s & Teacher’s Handbooks Insights and Outcomes – Assessment HandbookGEMSHandbooksThe Rainbow of MathematicsParent PartnersIn addition to curriculum guides, GEMS also publish handbooks designed to help teachers grapple with some of the challenges of activity-based science and math instruction, such as assessment and working with very young children.Science and Math Explorations for Young ChildrenSpark Your Child’s Success in Math and ScienceThe Architecture of Reform
11 GEMS Teacher Guides Supplemental units of study May be linked in a sequenceDesigned to be taught as supplemental units of study or linked together in a larger sequence. For example, each of these 3 units is a stand alone, but they could be sequenced, with students learning about the rock cycle through Stories in Stone, followed by Plate tectonics, then how water has shaped the land through River Cutters.
12 Early childhood education guides GEMS GuidesEarly childhood education guidesThe GEMS series includes guides that are appropriate for early childhood education, including preschool - 2nd grade.
13 GEMS Festival guides • Learning station-based • Suitable for single classroom, whole school, or public eventGEMS festival guides use learning station formats. Festival guides are written to be presented in a single classroom, but they are also designed for whole school events.
14 GEMS Math guidesGEMS has a growing series of math guides
15 MARE: Marine Activities, Resources and Education In collaboration with MARE (Marine Activities, Resources and Education), GEMS has published 3 ocean education guides.
16 GEMS Space Science guides GEMS has also collaborated with NASA to publish space science guides.
17 GEMS Chemistry guidesGEMS also has published a selection of chemistry education guides. From Matter and Involving Dissolving for young children, through chemical reactions and Cabbages and Chemistry for older students.
18 GEMS Environmental Science guides GEMS also has a selection of environmental science guides.