Don’t Miss NSTA’s Second Web Seminar on Practices in Preparation for the NGSS—Developing and Using Models – September 25th.
NSTA invites you to the second web seminar in a series of eight on the scientific and engineering practices described in A Framework for K–12 Science Education. Titled Developing and Using Models, the FREE online event will be held Sept.25 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Eastern Time.
The seminar will help educators learn
• How modeling tools are used to develop questions, predictions and explanations;
• How students can analyze and identify flaws in systems and communicate ideas;
• Methods in which models are used to build and revise scientific explanations and proposed engineered systems;
• How measurements and observations are used to revise models and designs.
The NSTA web seminars explore the eight practices described in the Framework released in 2011 by the National Research Council (NRC). The Framework describes the major practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas that all students should be familiar with by the end of high school and is being used to guide the development of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). We encourage teachers, science coordinators, supervisors, state science supervisors, and other interested educators to take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about these practices in advance of the release of NGSS and begin incorporating them into instruction to provide students the skill sets they need to be successful in learning any content.
Attend all eight seminars (each will be archived) or attend just one. Graduate credit is offered through Shippensburg University.
The third web seminar, Planning and Carrying Out Investigations, will be held October 9. Be sure to save the date.
For more information and to register, visit the NSTA Learning Center.