Roadmap to Implementing High Quality Mathematics Instruction: A Workshop for K-12 Educators

The Roadmap to Implementing High Quality Mathematics Instruction workshop seeks to guide instructional planning by taking educators on a journey designed to:  Ground instruction in the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Mathematics, thus reaffirming a commitment to equitable learning opportunities for all students in Kentucky; Support intentional integration of evidence-based instructional practices; and Expand educatorContinue reading “Roadmap to Implementing High Quality Mathematics Instruction: A Workshop for K-12 Educators”

KDE seeking feedback on draft Kentucky Academic Standards for Science

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking feedback on the draft Kentucky Academic Standards for Science. The draft was developed by the Science Advisory Panel and Review Committee, each made up of science educators from around the state. View full details from the Kentucky Teacher article.

6 PIMSER Professional Learning Opportunities This Summer

PIMSER is offering six professional learning opportunities for math and science educators in Summer 2022. To view the full list, visit our Professional Learning page.

Summer Opportunity for K12 Science Teachers

The Kentucky Department of Education invites teachers of science to apply for participation in a 3D Task Modification Project. Selected teachers will co-develop and pilot a process for modifying existing science tasks using analysis from a screening tool. Teachers will then modify science tasks they use in the classroom based upon this process and helpContinue reading “Summer Opportunity for K12 Science Teachers”

Curriculum Field test Opportunity for Grades 1 and 4 teachers

Education Development Center (edc.org) in Waltham MA needs your help to field test new science curriculum units with your students during the 2022-2023 school year. You can view a brochure about this ask at: http://go.edc.org/insights-field-test). All participating teachers will receive a stipend of $250 per unit. Insights elementary science units are aligned with the Next Generation ScienceContinue reading “Curriculum Field test Opportunity for Grades 1 and 4 teachers”

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”

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”