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Upcoming Events & Announcements
FOSS Physical Science PD will be held on Saturday, February 3rd -- Register Here
Note: this PD is scheduled at different times for different grade levels. You should only attend at the designated time for your grade level.
Kindergarten and 2nd Grade: 8:30am-11:30am
1st Grade and 3rd Grade: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
4th Grade and 5th Grade: 8:30am - 3:30pm
FOSS Next Gen PD
FOSS PD is for teachers new to the Next Gen FOSS modules at their grade level. We will go through each activity in each unit. Some we will do in quite a bit of depth, some we may only spend a few minutes touching on. The PD Leaders will also go through with you the various Science and Engineering Practices of the NGSS students will engage in in each activity. Please make sure to bring your teacher investigation guide and journal with you each time - if you have them. If you are unsure if this PD is for you please email Sarah Pierce, email@example.com, with questions.
2017-2018 FOSS Next Gen PD Dates:
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
- K: Materials and Motion
- 1: Sound and Light
- 2: Solids and Liquids
- 3: Motion and Matter
- 4: Energy
- 5: Mixtures and Solutions
Saturday, March 10th, 2018
- K: Animals Two by Two
- 1: Plants and Animals
- 2: Insects and Plants
- 3: Structures of Life
- 4: Environments
- 5: Living Systems
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
- K: Trees and Weather
- 1: Air and Weather
- 2: Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
- 3: Water and Climate
- 4: Soils, Rocks, and Landforms
- 5: Earth and Sun
February 3 PD details:
Loyola University, Lake Shore Campus
CPS teachers should register on CPS Learning Hub for this PD
Notes: Confirmation/Reminder emails will be sent a couple days before. Check this site for updates and details.
(Directions & Parking: If driving, turn north onto Kenmore Ave. from Sheridan Rd. Parking is available for $7 in the parking structure [parking is P1 on this map] or you may search for street parking for free.)
Framework for K-12 Science Education - free download. First process in the development of the upcoming "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS). To be best prepared to understand the new standards when they are released, become as familiar with this document as possible. NSTA has released a guide to the frameworks here to get you started.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) - official site for information regarding NGSS
NSTA Webinars - FREE! A plethora of webinars, each roughly 60-90 minutes, on each Science and Engineering Practice, Crosscutting Concept, and Disciplinary Core Idea (currently on going). Download the accompanying ppts as you watch. A great way to build in your understanding!
Sarah Pierce - for FOSS, PD, and site questions
Science Instrucional Coach
Julie Jacobi - for FOSS and site questions
Science Instrucional Coach
Dean VanOrder - for FOSS materials questions
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