Fwd: [tchrs] AZ Dept of Ed Professional Development this fall, for high school science teachers
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AZ Dept of Ed Professional Development this fall, for high[Received on Sept. 6, 2013 from Cheryl Dunham, formerly a chemistry and biology teacher and now at the ADE. I include the PD events that can be useful in high school.These PD topics are important for high school. Here is evidence: NAEP's Perie & Mora, on page 15 of "NAEP 2004 Trends in Academic Progress", wrote: " Performance at or above level 300 -- understanding complicated information -- was demonstrated by 38 percent of 17- year-olds in 2004, which was not measurably different from the percentages in 1999 or 1971. Across all of the assessment years, ONLY 5 TO 7 PERCENT OF 17-YEAR-OLDS DEMONSTRATED PERFORMANCE AT LEVEL 350 -- THE ABILITY TO LEARN FROM AND SYNTHESIZE SPECIALIZED READING MATERIALS."Ref. Perie, M. & R. Moran. 2005. "NAEP 2004 Trends in Academic Progress: Three Decades of Student Performance in Reading and Mathematics (NCES 2005-464)," U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics. Washington, DC; online as a 3 MB pdf at <http://1.usa.gov/18G0T1M>.-- Jane J]______________________________________Professional Development Events:Writing Within the Secondary Science Classroom:October 31st, 8:30 4:30, $60This one-day workshop will provide the secondary science teacher (grades 6-12) with research based practices and teaching tools to support their students¹ writing of explanations and arguments within the science classroom and the implementation of Arizona¹s Common Core Standards.https://www.ade.az.gov/onlineregistration/EventLocationSelection.asp?EventID=3195&EventDate=10/31/2013Webinar: Evaluating the Complexity of Science Text:September 23rd, 3:30 4:30, freeParticipants will explore the three dimensions of text complexity and learn to use tools for analyzing science and technical subjects text.Webinar: Disciplinary Literacy Developing Readers in Science:September 25th, 3:30 4:30, freeThis training will provide information on the essential features of a scientific discourse community and provide participants with strategies for mentoring students as they engage with complex science texts.Webinar: Close Reading of Science Text:October 21st, 3:30 4:30, freeReasoning with complex text in science requires careful gathering of evidence from text and an understanding of the scientific ideas presented. This webinar will provide teachers an overview of the process of close reading and how to apply it within the science classroom.
Announcements and Upcoming Events
Save the Date: November 13-14, 2013, ³Building Capacity in Science Instruction through the Framework for K-12 Science Education²The ADE, Arizona Science Teachers Association, and Helios Foundation are collaborating to provide two days of professional development, ³Building Capacity in Science Instruction through the Framework for K-12 Science Education.² Featured presenters include Rodger Bybee, Brett Moulding, Arthur Beauchamp, and Richard Audet. Registration information coming soon.
Save the Date: January 16th, 2014, ³Developing Readers in Disciplinary Literacy²Doug Buehl will present a one-day session on literacy practices that boost comprehension and develop students as readers of complex texts within science and technical subjects. Registration information will be forthcoming.