Fall 2022 Science Professional Learning Opportunities for K-12 Teachers and Administrators

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.

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.

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”

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”

M3 Project Begins Mentoring Phase

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”

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”