Growing Real Aspiring Science Programs

No cost to attend: sponsored with funding from the Kentucky Department of Education Join PIMSER for this science learning series led by PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner and Presidential Award Winner Patti Works and PIMSER director Dr. Kim Zeidler-Watters. Participants will receive research-based strategies and examples to share and support K-8 classroom teachers in raising the ceiling ofContinue reading “Growing Real Aspiring Science Programs”

Updated Model Curriculum Framework Now Available

An updated version of the Model Curriculum Framework (MCF) is now available on the Model Curriculum Framework webpage on KYstandards.org. Per KRS 158.6451, the framework provides guidance for schools and districts in implementing educational best practice in a way that creates curricular coherence at the local level to positively impact student achievement. This guidance supportsContinue reading “Updated Model Curriculum Framework Now Available”

Resources for all EBIPs now available

The resources for all six Evidence-Based Instructional Practice (EBIP) are now available on the EBIP webpage, in addition to an EBIP General Introduction document through KDE. To support teachers in this work, each EBIP in the 2021-2022 Teaching and Learning Professional Learning Series includes the following: An overview video; A narrative introduction that synthesizes the current research;  Facilitation considerationsContinue reading “Resources for all EBIPs now available”

CERs Step-by-Step

Rebecca Newburn, a science teacher from California, shares a step-by-step guide to writing CERs in her weekly slideshow and accompanying checklists. “The first CER, about ocean currents, has a scaffolded claim so if you want to see a CER explained from the beginning go to the second CER, slide 29, CER Ocean Density and Salinity.”Continue reading “CERs Step-by-Step”

M3 Project Begins Mentoring Phase

Eight Mentors, a mix of pre-service and in-service teachers, will begin the mentoring phase of the Making Math Meaningful (M3) project that began in October 2021. These Mentors will tutor 6-7th grade students who are struggling with understanding mathematical concepts after school throughout Spring 2022. The Mentors received 16 hours of direct instruction from PIMSERContinue reading “M3 Project Begins Mentoring Phase”

Science Take-Out seeks 5th grade teachers to pilot test their Properties of Materials kit

Kit Summary:  Students use disposable cups to explore the properties of materials. I can make observations of the properties of each cup. I can measure the property of conductivity of heat energy. I can use the properties of each cup to make decisions based on criteria. Core Concept:  Measurements and observations of the properties of materials can beContinue reading “Science Take-Out seeks 5th grade teachers to pilot test their Properties of Materials kit”

Looking for a fun summer position?

CINSAM holds several week long STEM focused summer camps for students in grades 3-12 each summer. We are looking for teachers interested in partnering with NKU staff to lead one or more of these camps. If you are interested please complete the following brief survey. https://forms.gle/vEG16YdnyMkWh5X69

Reimagining Environmental Education in School

The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education invites you to an informative and engaging (and virtual) listening session on February 15 from 4-6 pm ET. In this session, we’re handing Kentucky educators the mic to share with us your ideas about how we can best support Kentucky’s teachers and administrators as we strive to build environmentalContinue reading “Reimagining Environmental Education in School”

KSTA Annual Conference Feb. 25-26 (virtual)

After school * Affordable * Accessible Curated sessions facilitated by experienced presenters, with special guests, vendors, and times for sharing and connecting with other science educators across Kentucky Raise your ceiling of instruction related to implementing KAS for Science in your classroom Learn from individuals who have studied the standards and worked to support teachersContinue reading “KSTA Annual Conference Feb. 25-26 (virtual)”

Resources for EBIP 4: Discussion

The resources for the fourth Evidence-Based Instructional Practice (EBIP) are now available on the EBIP webpage, in addition to an EBIP General Introduction document.  Research consistently indicates the importance of students having access to quality, standards-aligned grade-level instruction. All of the work to create a written guaranteed and viable curriculum, to break down the standards and create aligned assessments isContinue reading “Resources for EBIP 4: Discussion”