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Plan now to participate in this year’s Science professional learning opportunities.

Driving Instruction with Argumentation for 6-12 teachers (Argument Driven Inquiry)

March 12, 2019

Scientific argument helps students make sense of phenomena. Teachers can use argumentation to transform the way they teach labs so students have more opportunities to learn how to use Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), and Science/Engineering Practices (SEPs) to figure out how things work or why things happen. Argumentation gives students opportunities to learn how to read, write, speak, and listen in science. Experience lessons driven by argument and gain tools to increase the reasoning skills within your students.

ESCWORKS: 361766


Grasping Phenomenal Science 101 (Pre-AP certification)

July 29

Need help with teaching the Arkansas K-12 Science Standards? Then this is the PD for you! This introductory, hands-on, session is designed for any teacher or instructional leader who wants to know more about science instruction aligned with the AR K-12 Science standards.

6 hour session Participation in this session meets the ADE requirement for Pre-Advanced Placement Science (Pre-AP) teacher certification or recertification for middle school, junior high, or high school teachers.

Audience: K-12 teachers, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Facilitators, Administrators

Session ID: 371592



Grasping Phenomenal Science: STEM Integration in K-2 Literacy

July 15

Are you struggling to find time in the school day to teach science? Come and engage in STEM Lessons designed to be taught during the literacy block. Experience how science can provide the “need to read”. 6 hour session

Audience: K-2 teachers, Administrators, GT/ Music/ ART/ Media Specialists

Session ID: 371595


Grasping Phenomenal Science: STEM Integration in Grades 3-4

July 19

Are you struggling to find time in the school day to teach science? Are you interested in creating lessons that strategically combine literacy with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)? Science and literacy are a natural combination that advances reading comprehension, constructing explanations, and writing claims supported by evidence. Come experience how standards-based, literacy-embedded science instruction will optimize your instructional time. 6 hour session

Audience: Grade 3-4 teachers, Administrators, GT/ Music/ ART/ Media Specialists

Session ID: 371598


Grasping Phenomenal Science: Unit Development (Pre-AP certification)

June 17- 18

Ready to take the next step in your science instruction? Ready to move from planning lessons to developing units of study and formative assessments? This two-day work session will provide educators with the knowledge, tools, and resources to develop grade/course-specific science units. Follow-up support, including the development of formative assessment tasks, will be available throughout the school year. Individual teachers and grade-level teams are welcome. 2 - 6 hour sessions Participation in this session meets the ADE requirement for Pre-Advanced Placement Science (Pre-AP) teacher certification or recertification for middle school, junior high, or high school teachers.

Audience: K-12 teachers, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Facilitators, Administrators

Session ID: 371600


Grasping Phenomenal Science: Formative Assessment (Pre-AP certification)

June 28

What does formative assessment look like in the science classroom? Participants will examine and revise assessment tasks to elicit evidence of student understanding of the three dimensions. Revised tasks will then be evaluated using the ACT Aspire performance level descriptors and other resources. 6 hour session

Participation in this session meets the ADE requirement for Pre-Advanced Placement Science (Pre-AP) teacher certification or recertification for middle school, junior high, or high school teachers.

Audience: K-12 teachers, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Facilitators, Administrators

Session ID: 371603


Grasping Phenomenal Science: Science Investigations (Pre-AP certification)

June 6

How can engaging in Science and Engineering Practices contribute to student success? Participants will use strategies, tools, and resources to learn how to support students in planning and carrying out investigations. This practice supports student success as measured through the reporting category, “Scientific Investigation” of the Science ACT Aspire.

6 hour session Participation in this session meets the ADE requirement for Pre-Advanced Placement Science (Pre-AP) teacher certification or recertification for middle school, junior high, or high school teachers.

Audience: Grades 3-12 teachers, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Facilitators, Administrators

ESC WORKS: 371605


Grasping Phenomenal Science: Evaluating Models, Inferences and Experimental Results (Pre-AP certification)

July 22

How can engaging in Science and Engineering Practices contribute to student success? Participants will use strategies, tools, and resources to learn how to support students in using and developing scientific models. This practice supports student success as measured through the reporting category, “Evaluating Models, Inferences and Experimental Results” of the Science ACT Aspire. 6 hour session

Participation in this session meets the ADE requirement for Pre-Advanced Placement Science (Pre-AP) teacher certification or recertification for middle school, junior high, or high school teachers.

Audience: Grades 3-12 teachers, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Facilitators, Administrators

Session ID: 371609


Grasping Phenomenal Science: Interpretation of Data (Pre-AP certification)

July 8

How can engaging in Science and Engineering Practices contribute to student success? Participants will use strategies, tools, and resources to learn how to support students in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data. This practice supports student success as measured through the reporting category, “Interpretation of Data” of the Science ACT Aspire.

6 hour session Participation in this session meets the ADE requirement for Pre-Advanced Placement Science (Pre-AP) teacher certification or recertification for middle school, junior high, or high school teachers.

Audience: Grades 3-12 teachers, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Facilitators, Administrators

Session ID: 371621


Grasping Phenomenal Science: Scientific Argumentation (Pre-AP certification)

June 13

How can engaging in Science and Engineering Practices contribute to student success? Participants will use strategies, tools, and resources to learn how to support students in developing arguments based on scientific evidence. This practice supports student success in all reporting categories of the Science ACT Aspire. 6 hour session Participation in this session meets the ADE requirement for Pre-Advanced Placement Science (Pre-AP) teacher certification or recertification for middle school, junior high, or high school teachers.

Audience: Grades 3-12 teachers, Curriculum Specialists, Instructional Facilitators, Administrators

Session ID: 371624


Argument Driven Inquiry

July 31

Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model is a tool for science teachers. Teachers can use ADI to transform the way they teach labs so students have more opportunities to learn how to use DCIs, CCcs, and SEPs to figure out how things work or why things happen. ADI also gives students opportunities to learn how to read, write, speak, and listen in science because it makes scientific argumentation the foundation of all laboratory activities.

Session ID: 371630

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Contact Information

Sharon McKinney

Science Specialist

sharon.mckinney@archford.org

501-208-5403

Services provided include, but are not limited to:

  • Science teacher support
  • Science content knowledge support
  • Providing professional development
  • Locating and developing supplemental teaching resources
  • Assisting with data-driven decision making