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Use a NYSSLS Approach to Engage Students in your MIDDLE SCHOOL Science Course with Glen Cochrane

Januray 11th, 2023
The first administration of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) based Regents exams scheduled for June 2025 and 2026. Teachers have only a few years to make a thoughtful and measured transition to a NYSSLS based course. It is possible to transition to the pedagogy that supports the three-dimensional approach of the NYSSLS while continuing to teach science aligned to the MST Core Curricula. Having students make connections between the three dimensions of scientific knowledge can better prepare them for the NYS Grade 8 exam while they develop a coherent and scientifically based view of the world. Start with the complex phenomena (for science) or problems (for engineering) and let students ask questions, explore, and use the Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts to construct their own understandings of the Disciplinary Core Ideas (content). Teachers facilitate while students learn by doing the science and engineering practices, engaging in discourse, and constructing understandings of the main ideas of the sciences.

Included will be:
● Principles of phenomena-based instruction
● Small steps to integrate NYSSLS 3D instruction while still teaching the core curriculum
● Crosswalk with NYSSLS and what your currently teaching
● Begin steps to convert a small unit to phenomena-based instruction
● Introduction to storylines
● Introduction to 3D cluster assessments
● Resources to help with transitioning to NYSSLS

DATE: Wednesday January 11, 2023
TIME: 8:00am- 3:00pm
LOCATION: Peconic Teacher Center Conference Room