Presentation on theme: "SCIENCE LAB TEACHER MEETING January 2015 WELCOME & ENJOY."— Presentation transcript:
SCIENCE LAB TEACHER MEETING January 2015 WELCOME & ENJOY
WELCOME BACK! LET’S CATCH UP Please come up to the front and form 2 lines facing each other.
REFLECTIONS AND GOAL SETTING We’re going to take a little time to reflect on 2014 and set some goals for 2015. WooHoo Moments 2014 Struggles from 2014 2015 Goals Professional Personal Sky’s the Limit Dreams!
REFLECTIONS AND GOAL SETTING High Five 5 different people – stop and share with the 5 th person. – Yea Moments! High Five 4 different people – stop and share with the 4 th person. – Struggles High Five 3 different people – stop and share with the 3 rd person – Goals High Five 2 different people – stop and share with the 2 nd person – Dreams High Five 1 person on your way back to your seat!
DIFFERENTIATION IN THE LAB Based on your feedback – these are the common practices that we should see in every lab across the district. Are there any that cause red flags? Any that are unclear? Any we need to add?
SCIENCE LAB LESSON PLANS This is year 1 with this resource. Some lessons were a hit & others were problematic. Good to Go Strong Lessons that worked well in the lab. Something’s a little off Overall good, but minor adjustments needed Problem! This lesson is in need of major revision or replacement
KINDERGARTEN IN THE LAB Debi Goodman – Excellent Ideas for Quarter 3!
JOURNEY TO STEM CERTIFICATION Updates from the DOE – Looking for evidence of long term projects incorporating science & engineering practices Asking Questions (for science) and Defining Problems (for engineering) Developing and Using Models Planning and Carrying out Investigations Analyzing and Interpreting Data Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking Constructing Explanations (for science) and Designing Solutions (for engineering) Engaging in Argument from Evidence Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
JOURNEY TO STEM CERTIFICATION Update on the STEM journey from
COMING SOON – GSTA Awards & Conference Feb. 5-7, 2015 www.georgiascienceteacher.org www.georgiascienceteacher.org – Title I ESO @ Big Shanty ES Feb. 21, 2015 http://tinyurl.com/TitleIESO15 http://tinyurl.com/TitleIESO15 – Cobb Regional ESO @ Walton HS March 7, 2015 http://tinyurl.com/CobbESO15 http://tinyurl.com/CobbESO15 – Atlanta Science Festival March 21-28, 2015 www.atlantasciencefestival.org www.atlantasciencefestival.org