PIMSER is partnering with Cereal City Science to pilot a unit of study in 4th and 5th grade classrooms for continued implementation and scale up in other Kentucky elementary schools. During the pilot phase February -May 2023, teachers will receive all materials to teach a 4th grade life science unit and a 5th grade earthContinue reading “PIMSER partners with Cereal City Science for 4th/5th grade curriculum pilots”
PIMSER is offering two professional learning opportunities for science educators and administrators starting Fall 2022. To view the full list, visit our Professional Learning page.
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.
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”