Learn from teachers who have been implementing the NGSS while also preparing students for the EoC
Hosted in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association
Get the help you will need to successfully transition from Quality Core Biology for the EoC to the three-dimensional approach required by KY's Science Assessment System. This Institute is designed to support High School Biology teachers who have been teaching Quality Core Biology and are transitioning to full implementation of the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Science, in preparation for the End of Course Biology exam, which will be administered in the Spring of 2018 and is aligned to KAS.What will you learn?
- How to design three-dimensional learning experiences that develop students’ conceptual understanding of the big ideas in biology.
- How to create classroom embedded assessments and use the Through Course Task data from local implementation to enhance teaching and learning.
- How to analyze student models to gain insight into student understanding and to determine next steps needed instructionally.
- Practical tips and strategies for developing the classroom culture and discourse essential for student success.
Participants will receive approximately $100 worth of resources to support this work.Note: if you attended this summer’s HS Biology Institute, rest assured that the experiences will be different from those used in June.
Who should attend?
High School Biology teachers who have been teaching Quality Core Biology and have had limited experience with the Kentucky Academic Standards for ScienceMeeting Dates (Lexington)September 25-26
October 30-31 Two-day kickoff
February 20Potential Western KY dates:
If there is enough interest from districts in Western Kentucky, we may offer a separate Institute in Madisonville. You can indicate your preference below in "Registrant Information." Cost
$850 for 5 meeting dates, includes all training materials
Tricia Shelton, National Science Teachers Association High school science teacher of 20 years and teacher leader who has been implementing NGSS in her class while preparing students for the EoC, formerly with Boone County Schools
; 2014 NSTA Distinguished Teaching Award winner; Professional Learning Facilitator and NGSS Implementation Team Leader; serves as an NGSS@NSTA Advisory Board member and on the Kentucky Commissioner's Teacher Advosry Council
Heidi Anderson, science instructor at Locust Trace Agriscience Center (Fayette County Schools)
High school biology and physical sciences instructor for 20 years and teacher leader who has been implementing EOC and NGSS supports into science curriculum
. Former science literacy & biotechnology support staff, NSTA-Vernier Award winner, National Board Certified Teacher, and science research author and collaborator.
Diane 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