Science Information for the 2013 -2014 school year
With the Common Core Standards and Smarter Balance there is an emphasis on math, reading and writing across the curriculum, including Science
1. CT Science Curriculum (http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2618&q=320890)
a. Grd 6-8, 10th: Pre-assessment Sept. 16 - Oct. 4
b. Grd 6-8, 10th: Post-assessment May 12 - May 16
2. CMT: Grade 8, March TBD
3. CAPT: Grade 10, March TBD
b. K-12 Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) (Under each Content Strand such as MS-PS1 Matter and Its Interactions you can find Common Core Standards Connections for ELA and Mathematics)
1. Middle School DCI's are found starting on page 47
2. High School DCI's are found starting on page 75
4. Interactive Science Notebooks A great way to provide insights into student understanding, collaboration, supports differentiated and guided instruction, record of student learning, student growth overtime, and a formative assessment.
** Student work is an important component of Teacher Evaluations.
a. Science Notebook Resources
a great online resource for science teachers, this site can be broken down into biology, chemistry, physics and geoscience.
I. Developing Scientific Literacy
II. Developing Scientific Reasoning
III. Developing Scientific Understanding
IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving
V. Developing Scientific Research Skills
VI. Resources for Teaching Science
6. System for Educator Evaluation and Development (SEED)
1. October/November: Suggested Informal Observation complete.
2. November 15th: Meeting for Goal Setting/planning, set date for first observation.
3. By January 15th: First observation completed.
4. By February 15th: Mid-year check-in: Review goals and performance to date/discuss and set future observation dates.
5. By June 1st: Summatives completed.