Facilitated by Liz Mirra
Dates: February 20, 2018; 8:30 am registration; 9-3:30 pm
Target Audience: Vermont Educators involved in NGSS Instruction
Next Generation Science Standards – 3-Dimensional Learning
· Science & Engineering Practices
· Crosscutting Concepts
· Disciplinary Core Ideas
The Next Generation Science Standards call for teachers to design and administer assessments that allow students to demonstrate three-dimensional learning. This is a significant shift from the way students have previously been assessed in science.
As the state of Vermont moves towards a new state science assessment aligned to the NGSS, educators need to become familiar with these shifts and develop a deeper understanding for what our students may be asked to do on the new state assessment.
In this workshop, we will explore:
· the vision for NGSS-aligned assessments
· the hallmarks of high-quality assessments aligned to the NGSS,
· analyze and explore resources and examples of classroom and state assessments aligned to the NGSS.
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About our Facilitator: Liz Mirra is the Math and Science Coach at Springfield High School. She was involved in reviewing and providing feedback on the Next Generation Science Standards throughout their development. Liz has worked with numerous school districts providing professional development on science best practices and assistance with aligning curriculum to the new standards. She is a national presenter facilitating workshops on the NGSS. Liz was the 2011 recipient of the prestigious President’s Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.