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Fort Dodge PLAEA June 25 2019 Supporting NGSS-Aligned Teaching & Learning in Science Classrooms (Summer 2019) (Area Wide) (8260)


Participants will learn how to use the Instructional Leadership for Science Practices tools to support three-dimensional teaching and learning. Alignment to district evaluation and observation tools, such as the 5D+ Framework and the Iowa Teaching Standards, will be completed by participants to learn how the tools can extend and support one another in creating student-centered science classrooms.


This course is designed for administrators and instructional coaches that support science teachers. Tools for observation and supervision will be shared that can be used to gauge the facilitation (teacher) and use (students) of the science practices during three-dimensional lessons. Participants will plan and practice a post observation conference that provides focused feedback, identifies key levers, and identifies resources to support teachers in their learning.


Participants will know that:

  • the science practices specifically define what it looks like to think and act like a scientist.
  • deep scientific understanding occurs when students engage in the science practices to figure out phenomena.
  • NGSS-aligned lessons and units incorporate all three dimensions; science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts.
  • the effective integration of science practices into classrooms can better support a wide range of students, including those typically underrepresented in science, to develop greater scientific literacy.


Participants will understand how to:

  • use the science practices continuum to assess student use of the science and engineering practices.
  • use the science practices continuum to assess teacher facilitation of student use of the science and engineering practices.
  • use the observation tools to assess implementation and use of science practices.
  • provide focused feedback on the observed use of science practices by students in lessons.
  • create professional learning opportunities for teachers that support their learning in facilitating three-dimensional learning in their classrooms.


Participants will be able to do these tasks:

  • use the observation form and science practices continuum to evaluate the instruction of a science lesson and plan.
  • use the post observation conference worksheet to provide focused feedback for teacher growth, development, and learning.
  • use the tools to develop a professional learning plan that is differentiated for science instruction to support teacher learning.

Complete a crosswalk between ILSP tools, current observation and supervision framework used in participant’s district, and the Iowa Teaching Standards.

Aditional Fee: N/A
Course Type: ILT Categories: Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction, Diverse Learners, and Leadership
Participants:   Required For:  
Recommended For:   Prerequisites: None
Prerequisite Notes:   Stipend: N/A
Facilitator: Brown, Hope Presenter:  
Registration Begins: 3/29/2019 Registration Ends: 6/26/2019
Payment Methods: Purchase Order and Credit Card Contact: Hope Brown
Contact Phone: 515-705-7195 Facility: AEA Office
Location: Fort Dodge, PLAEA 1235 5th Avenue South Rubrics File: Supporting NGSS-Aligned Teaching & Learning in Science Classrooms.pdf

Credits Fees
Licensure Renewal (i) $35.00

Meeting DateStart TimeEnd Time
6/25/2019 8:00am 2:00pm
6/26/2019 9:00am 2:00pm
6/27/2019 8:00am 2:00pm

Fort Dodge PLAEA June 25 2019 Supporting NGSS-Aligned Teaching & Learning in Science Classrooms (Summer 2019) (Area Wide) (8260)

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Fort Dodge PLAEA June 25 2019 Supporting NGSS-Aligned Teaching & Learning in Science Classrooms (Summer 2019) (Area Wide) (8260)

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