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”

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”

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”