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Using Crosscutting Concepts to Explain Phenomenon
Audience: Grades 3-12 science teachers | Prerequisite: Previous experience using Gizmos in the classroom
About the Workshop
Using Crosscutting Concepts to Explain Phenomena allows educators to experience the use of crosscutting concepts embedded within exemplary Gizmos lessons. Participants explore crosscutting concepts to teach disciplinary core ideas, help students do the sensemaking work to gain conceptual understanding and focus student thinking. They will also discuss best practices and learn to develop effective lessons around one or two crosscutting concepts for classroom use.
Workshop Flyers - Onsite & Webinar
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Resources for Teachers
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Share the agenda with the teachers that will be attending the workshop and add the date, time, and location to use as an informational flyer.
Lesson Planning Resources
Building DNA_Evolution Handout: Use the handout for student investigations and data collection
Graphic Organizer - Building Pangaea_Plate Tectonics: Use the handout for student investigations and data collection
Matrix of Crosscutting Concepts in NGSS: This guide shows the progression of each crosscutting concept and can be used to help identify the lens students can use to explain phenomenon
Question Prompts - CCC: Ask intentional questions during a lesson to help students process and explain phenomenon
Task Card - Plate Tectonics: Use this handout as part of your lesson to have students make observations and collect data
KWL - CCC Worksheet: Professional Learning requires reflection before it transfers to the classroom and is important when implementing a new strategy
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Presenters were insightful and the information given at the presentation is useful. The information was presented in a way that was easy to follow and allowed me to be the student. I came away with ideas of future activities with my students.- 8th Grade Teacher from Chesterfield County Public Schools