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There are 2 upcoming webinars. Please be sure to scroll down to see them all. 

Implementing the Science Practices in K-8 Science

with Rebecca Lowenhaupt, Benjamin R. Lowell, & Kevin Cherbow

Authors of the book:

          The Instructional Leader’s Guide to Implementing K–8 Science Practices (ASCD, 2021)



 

Science Series Facilitators:

Rebecca Lowenhaupt, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Boston College. Drawing on multiple methods of empirical research, including survey analysis and qualitative analysis, she has engaged in research about school leadership, educational reform, and co-led the study of Instructional Leadership for the Science Practices. A former middle-school teacher, she holds degrees from Harvard University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University with the Distributed Leadership Study. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the W.T. Grant Foundation.

Benjamin R. Lowell, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Boston College, where he supports the rollout of high-quality science instructional materials across Massachusetts and researches how teachers customize those materials to support their instructional contexts. He completed his doctorate in science education at Boston College, where he worked on the Instructional Leadership for Science Practices team. Before beginning his doctoral work, he was a high school chemistry and environmental science teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he also served as department chair and one of the leaders of district-wide professional development.

Kevin Cherbow, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Learning Systems Institute (LSI) at Florida State University. His research at LSI focuses on how teachers learn with and from video of science instruction. He completed his doctorate in science education at Boston College, where he worked on the Instructional Leadership for Science Practices team. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, he taught high school biology in New York City and served as an instructor for several biomedical research courses.


Program Overview: As districts around NYS adopt a new science curricula aligned with the Framework for K-12 Science Education, we will focus on the 8 science practices that are a key dimension of Framework-aligned science standards. These practices include investigating practices; sensemaking practices; and critiquing practices.

Program Description: This online webinar will engage practitioners in learning about implementing these practices in K-8 schools. Drawing on the book, The Instructional Leaders’ Guide to Implementing K-8 Science Practices, three authors of the book will engage in a hands-on, interactive webinar about the K-8 Science Practices.

Program Outcome: Designed for teachers, teacher leaders, instructional coaches, and principals, this webinar will provide participants with:

• an overview of the science practices,

• a set of tools for unpacking the practices,

• resources for integrating the practices into K-8 classrooms.

• model lessons that demonstrate how to use the tools

• opportunities to discuss your own context in small groups

What to Expect from Each Session:

Session One: Overview of Science Practices, Introduction to the ILSP Framework, Deep Dive into Investigating Practices (90 min).

Session Two: Using the ILSP Framework for Observation & Feedback, Addressing Common Misperceptions, Deep Dive into Sensemaking Practices (90 min).

Session Three: Using the ILSP Framework to Support Professional Learning, Deep Dive into Critiquing Practices, Introduction to New Materials (90 min)

Meeting Dates & Times (via Zoom):

Webinar 1: Thurs., Nov. 10, 2022 4:00-5:30 PM ET

Webinar 2: Thurs., Nov. 17, 2022 4:00-5:30 PM ET

Webinar 3: Thurs., Dec. 8, 2022 4:00-5:30 PM ET

Cost: $125/person; $100/person for teams of 2 or more.

Contact nysascd.director@gmail.com with questions or to pay by Purchase Order.

Registration includes:

1. a copy of the ASCD eBook The Instructional Leaders’ Guide to Implementing K-8 Science Practices

2. 60-day access to webinar recordings & materials

3. 5 CTLE Hours for professional learning

4. The Zoom link for the webinars will be sent on November 7, 2022 to registrants.

5. A 1-year membership to NYSASCD (or a 1-year extension if you are already a member)

REGISTRATION


Attending to Equity Through Curriculum and Instruction

with Angela Di Michele Lalor
ASCD Author & Nationally Recognized Curriculum Expert
Smithtown, NY



Angela Di Michele Lalor is an educational consultant who has facilitated school-wide professional development initiatives for 25 years. A nationally recognized expert in curriculum design, Angela believes that curriculum is an underused tool that can greatly improve student experiences in the classroom. When teacherswork collaboratively to create or revise their curriculum to ensure it is strongly aligned to valued outcomes, they look at teaching and learning in new and different ways. Students benefit when they are invited into the curricular process, making decisions about what they will learn, how, and how they will share their learning with others. Angela is the author of Making Curriculum Matter: How to Build SEL, Equity and Other Valued Priorities into Daily Instruction and Ensuring High Quality Curriculum: How to Design, Revise or Adopt Curriculum Aligned to Student Success. You can learn more about Angela at Home (adlalorconsulting.com).


Program Description: This webinar will provide participants with specific strategies for addressing important principles of equity through curriculum and daily instructional practices.

Program Outcome: Participants will examine how to use curriculum and instruction to attend to important principles of equity by:

  • examining ways to communicate and hold all students to high-expectations
  • honoring students cultural and experiential backgrounds through diverse and inclusive texts, resources, and learning activities
  • providing students with a voice in what they learn, how they learn it, and how they share their learning with others
  • involving students in their communities to recognize issues facing their communities, what can be done about them and preparing them for future civic engagement
  • building student’s human and social capital
  • recognizing the multiple aspects of student identities
  • providing strategies students can use to become independent, self-regulated learners

Session One: Participants will examine how to use curriculum to design engaging learning experiences that hold all students to high-expectations. They will determine how giving students voice and choice through curriculum-embedded performance assessments provides them with a way to make connections to their lives and experiences, and see themselves in what they are learning in the classroom.

Session Two: Participants will examine different ways to support students in developing positive identities as learners. They will identify strategies that students can use to set goals, monitor and adjust their learning to achieve them, and become independent, self-regulated learners.

Meeting Dates & Times (via Zoom):

Webinar 1: Thurs., Jan. 26, 2023 4:00-5:30 PM ET

Webinar 2: Thurs., Feb. 2, 2023 4:00-5:30 PM ET

Cost: $125/person; $100/person for teams of 2 or more.

Contact nysascd.director@gmail.com with questions or to pay by Purchase Order.

Registration includes:

1. 60-day access to webinar recordings & materials

2. 3 CTLE Hours for professional learning

3. The Zoom link will be sent on Jan. 23, 2023.

4. A 1-year membership to NYSASCD (or a 1-year extension if you are already a member)

REGISTRATION


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