Choose from two workshops to kick start teacher training in your district on three-dimensional standards! In Level 1, participants build a solid understanding of the three dimensions and how they integrate and take home a powerful toolkit of resources to further their implementation efforts. In Level 2, participants deepen their understanding of three-dimensional teaching and learning by focusing on developing storylines and learning how to use their resources to support broader implementation efforts in their schools and districts.
People who register for the Level 2 workshop should already know how to do the following:
Explain why classroom teachers need to focus on the elements of the three dimensions more than the performance expectations for their work planning and carrying out instruction
Unpack the elements of the science and engineering practices using appropriate reference documents to guide work in curriculum, instruction, and assessment
Analyze a lesson to determine which specific elements of the core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts are addressed and whether they are integrated as called for in A Framework for K–12 Science Education
Explain why units targeting the standards should have a coherent storyline centered on explaining a phenomenon or designing a solution to a problem
Evaluate student work to identify evidence of learning in all three dimensions
Write a three-dimensional objective or a learning performance for a lesson
Evaluate the utility of a phenomenon to address specific elements of the core ideas
Explain what the key factors are for whether a given phenomenon may be appropriate for use as an anchor phenomenon
If you are not confident in your ability in each of these areas, we strongly recommend registering for the Level 1 workshop.
Level 1: Making Sense of Three-Dimensional Teaching and Learning
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Grand Ballroom 4 3800 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89502
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
This two-day workshop focuses on developing deep understanding of three-dimensional design by giving them a powerful tool kit of resources including the interactive e-book Discover the NGSS: Primer and Unit Planner.
Conduct an investigation where participants actively engage in science and engineering practices in the context of explaining a phenomenon or designing a solution to a problem in order to understand the essential features of all three dimensions (Practices, Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts) and why all three dimensions must be integrated for effective instruction.
Construct an evidenced-based argument on how to use phenomena to generate student questions to motivate student sense making and support three-dimensional teaching and learning of the targeted core ideas.
Analyze a lesson's potential to support three-dimensional teaching and learning by building on student's prior knowledge, providing students opportunities to express their ideas, and helping students see how the lesson fits coherently into the overall unit of instruction.
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Grand Ballroom 2/3 3800 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89502
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
This workshop leverages the interactive e-book Discover the NGSS: Primer and Unit Planner to prepare participants to conduct comprehensive professional learning around the new standards and support the design and implementation of three-dimensional units of instruction.
Conduct an investigation where participants actively engage in science and engineering practices in the context of explaining a phenomenon or designing a solution to a problem in order to understand that the integration of all three dimensions (Practices, Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts) is essential to coherent instruction.
Analyze the practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts to support the development of coherent lessons and units.
Construct a coherent storyline for a unit of instruction that support students understanding of phenomena and their development and use of practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts.