KDE Commissioner Dr. Glass visits school districts working with PIMSER on elementary science units

Dr. Jason Glass, Kentucky Commissioner of Education and Dr. Lee Todd, Kentucky Board of Education member visited Rockcastle and Madison County classrooms to showcase the science instruction occurring as a result of PIMSER’s work with BSCS. BSCS Science Learning is partnering with leaders and science educators throughout Tennessee and Kentucky to help address a national needContinue reading “KDE Commissioner Dr. Glass visits school districts working with PIMSER on elementary science units”

KSTA 2022 Annual Conference

KSTA’s annual conference will be held in-person for the first time in 3 years! Don’t miss one of the premier science education conferences and a must-attend event for any Kentucky science educator seeking to stay on top of the latest trends and cutting-edge resources. Visit the Conference Website for full information. Proposals are also being accepted forContinue reading “KSTA 2022 Annual Conference”

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”

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”

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”

Resources available on Evidence-Based Instructional Practices 1-3 from KDE

During the first part of the 2021-2022 school year, the Teaching and Learning PL Series released an EBIP General Introduction and resources for EBIPs 1-3: Establishing the Learning Environment; Clarifying and Sharing Clear Learning Goals; and Explicit Teaching and Modeling. These resources can be found on the Evidence-Based Instructional Practices webpage and include: An overview video; A narrative introductionContinue reading “Resources available on Evidence-Based Instructional Practices 1-3 from KDE”