Academy for Effective Science Teaching & Learning (AESTL)
Enabling Student Success from Kindergarten to High School Science
How can you improve your students’ ability to make sense of phenomena using the Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs) and Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs), as they had to do on the Through Course Tasks (TCTs) and Summative Field Test?
Add to your instructional toolkit for promoting student participation in using the SEPs and CCCs for sense-making.
Your participation and classroom results drive the development of each session! Join a true educator community of practice where each professional learning builds upon the last, and subsequent sessions are designed from your feedback results from implementing KAS-aligned science lessons and assessments in your classroom.
You will develop:
Elementary K-5 Academy and Secondary 6-12 Academy available. Series of 5 meetings.
- lessons in grade-alike/discipline-alike groups, in which you build students capacity to make sense of phenomena using the SEPs and CCCs
- collaborative three-dimensional assessments for gauging progress, next steps for learning, and mastery of the targeted standards
- a toolkit of resources and strategies to scaffold student learning
For those that attended AESTL in 2016-17, we heard you! Elementary and Secondary teachers will get targeted support this year. Lexington will have separate dates for each Academy; Bowling Green will divide K-5 and 6-12 into separate sessions on a single day. The Secondary Academy will have grade band breakouts.
|September 28 POSTPONED
March 22 *new date*
|September 29 POSTPONED
March 23 *new date*
||September 19 POSTPONED
December 7 *new date*
K-12 science classroom teachers and anyone who supports science instruction (coaches, curriculum developers, etc.)
PresentersDiane Johnson, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner
Former award-winning science teacher of 25 years and instructional supervisor at Lewis County Schools; trained as a Master Teacher through National Science Foundation; former science writing resource teacher at KDE; completed all NGSS PDI through BSCS; member of KEDC STLN and KY NGSS Leadership team; currently on EQuIP Peer Review Panel for Science through Achieve
Patti Works, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner
Former elementary science teacher and lab teacher with 31 years of experience; leader in Fayette County Schools district-level FOCUS Grant (Facilitating Operational Communities for Understanding in Science); co-leader of the Fayette County Science Leadership Network; member of the NGSS Lead States Development Team; team leader for Fayette County’s Design and Development Team
Cost$800 for returning participants (attended 2016-17 or summer 2017; $850 for new participants
Includes resources and all training materials and five training days.