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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”

New math teachers: get training and a stipend for project with PIMSER

7 positions available The Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) received a grant from The Steele-Reese Foundation to support new teachers with intervention strategies to increase student understanding of number computation/skills in middle school students. New middle grades math teachers (with 0-6yrs experience) will collaborate with PIMSER Master Teachers to provide qualityContinue reading “New math teachers: get training and a stipend for project with PIMSER”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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