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Essentials of Science Classroom Assessment

Essentials of Science Classroom Assessment Author Xiufeng Liu
ISBN-10 9781412961011
Release 2010
Pages 199
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Grounded in the constructivist inquiry approach to science teaching and learning, Essentials of Science Classroom Assessment bridges science assessment research and practice, and connects science assessment and learning. This book will help students in science methods courses to develop essential skills in conducting science assessment to support student learning. The chapters parallel a typical structure of a science methods course, making the integration of this text into a science methods course seamless. Due to its practical and concise nature, this book is also ideal for practicing science teachers to use as a professional development resource.



Priorities in Practice

Priorities in Practice Author Rick Allen
ISBN-10 9781416605294
Release 2006
Pages 134
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How can elementary school teachers--the proverbial jacks-of-all-trades--feel more confident in their knowledge of science and teach science more effectively? The Essentials of Science, K-6 aims to unleash every elementary educator's inner science teacher. Through a plethora of classroom examples, interviews with award-winning elementary science teachers and science education experts, and a wide-ranging look at recent research examining the state of science education, readers will learn * How to align curriculum to state standards using such practices as backward design. * How to use inquiry-based science to infuse meaning into class investigations and teach students problem-solving skills. * Strategies for engaging students and keeping the curriculum fresh. * Ways to increase English language learners' participation in and understanding of science. * How to use formative assessment techniques to determine what students know both before and during lessons. * How professional development can orient teachers to new content and to a deeper way of seeing the natural world. With the right practices, science teachers can make their students' journey into learning about the natural world both productive and enjoyable.The Essentials of Science, K-6 provides practical information to help teachers reflect on their own approaches to teaching science and make the transition from apprehension to self-assurance.



Seamless Assessment in Science

Seamless Assessment in Science Author Sandra K. Abell
ISBN-10 0325007691
Release 2006
Pages 148
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Offers ideas for assessment that complement inquiry-based instruction and includes thirteen vignettes written by teachers practicing in a variety of settings.



The Essentials of Science Grades 7 12

The Essentials of Science  Grades 7 12 Author Rick Allen
ISBN-10 9781416605720
Release 2007
Pages 141
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Where is U.S. secondary-level science education heading today? That's the question that The Essentials of Science, Grades 7-12 sets out to answer. Over the last century, U.S. science classes have consistently relied on lectures, textbooks, rote memorization, and lab demonstrations. But with the onset of NCLB-mandated science testing and increased concern over the United States' diminishing global stature in science and technology, public pressure is mounting to educate students for a deeper conceptual understanding of science. Through lively examples of classroom practice, interviews with award-winning science teachers and science education experts, and a wide-ranging look at research, readers will learn * How to make use of research within the cognitive sciences to foster critical thinking and deeper understanding. * How to use backward design to bring greater coherence to the curriculum. * Innovative, engaging ideas for implementing scientific inquiry in the classroom. * Holistic strategies to address the complex problems of the achievement gap, equity, and resources in the science classroom. * Strategies for dealing with both day-to-day and NCLB assessments. * How professional learning communities and mentoring can help teachers reexamine and improve their practice. Today's secondary science teachers are faced with an often-overwhelming array of challenges. The Essentials of Science, Grades 7-12 can help educators negotiate these challenges while making their careers more productive and rewarding.



Teaching Inquiry Science in Middle and Secondary Schools

Teaching Inquiry Science in Middle and Secondary Schools Author Anton E. Lawson
ISBN-10 9781412966658
Release 2009-09-17
Pages 319
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This textbook provides an introduction to inquiry-oriented secondary science teaching methods.



Teaching Science for Understanding

Teaching Science for Understanding Author James J. Gallagher
ISBN-10 0131144251
Release 2007
Pages 289
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Teaching Middle and High School Science for Understanding: A Practical Guide for Teachers provides a theoretical and practical introduction to teaching science for understanding and application. The book is grounded in a new paradigm for science education that is consistent with the Project 2061, National Science Education Standards and reform programs in many states. It is based on formal research and on experiences of teachers who have been successful in transforming their classrooms from traditional forms of instruction to an environment where students learn to understand science and apply it in their own lives. The author's experience in classrooms, and with practicing teachers in the U.S. and in several other nations, add richness to this book as a resource for helping teachers improve their professional effectiveness. The author demonstrates science teaching through three different levels of learning activities: building students' base of information developing understanding applying knowledge Each chapter guides you through the type of planning and instruction you will need to create a constructivist environment in your classroom, providing you with specific activities and examples to illustrate how you can teach science for understanding.



Science Learning and Instruction

Science Learning and Instruction Author Marcia C. Linn
ISBN-10 9781136655975
Release 2011-05-20
Pages 340
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Science Learning and Instruction describes advances in understanding the nature of science learning and their implications for the design of science instruction. The authors show how design patterns, design principles, and professional development opportunities coalesce to create and sustain effective instruction in each primary scientific domain: earth science, life science, and physical science. Calling for more in depth and less fleeting coverage of science topics in order to accomplish knowledge integration, the book highlights the importance of designing the instructional materials, the examples that are introduced in each scientific domain, and the professional development that accompanies these materials. It argues that unless all these efforts are made simultaneously, educators cannot hope to improve science learning outcomes. The book also addresses how many policies, including curriculum, standards, guidelines, and standardized tests, work against the goal of integrative understanding, and discusses opportunities to rethink science education policies based on research findings from instruction that emphasizes such understanding.



Essentials of elementary science

Essentials of elementary science Author Daniel C. Dobey
ISBN-10 UVA:X004745957
Release 2003-07-04
Pages 232
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Essentials of Elementary Science presents pertinent research, valued classroom methodology, and current practice in teaching elementary science at a length, format, and price perfect for the undergraduate course in science methods. It is ideal for block courses where more than one content area's methods are taught, or for general methods courses where the instructor would like more coverage of specific subjects.



Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards

Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309289542
Release 2014-05-29
Pages 288
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Assessments, understood as tools for tracking what and how well students have learned, play a critical role in the classroom. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards develops an approach to science assessment to meet the vision of science education for the future as it has been elaborated in A Framework for K-12 Science Education (Framework) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These documents are brand new and the changes they call for are barely under way, but the new assessments will be needed as soon as states and districts begin the process of implementing the NGSS and changing their approach to science education. The new Framework and the NGSS are designed to guide educators in significantly altering the way K-12 science is taught. The Framework is aimed at making science education more closely resemble the way scientists actually work and think, and making instruction reflect research on learning that demonstrates the importance of building coherent understandings over time. It structures science education around three dimensions - the practices through which scientists and engineers do their work, the key crosscutting concepts that cut across disciplines, and the core ideas of the disciplines - and argues that they should be interwoven in every aspect of science education, building in sophistication as students progress through grades K-12. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards recommends strategies for developing assessments that yield valid measures of student proficiency in science as described in the new Framework. This report reviews recent and current work in science assessment to determine which aspects of the Framework's vision can be assessed with available techniques and what additional research and development will be needed to support an assessment system that fully meets that vision. The report offers a systems approach to science assessment, in which a range of assessment strategies are designed to answer different kinds of questions with appropriate degrees of specificity and provide results that complement one another. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards makes the case that a science assessment system that meets the Framework's vision should consist of assessments designed to support classroom instruction, assessments designed to monitor science learning on a broader scale, and indicators designed to track opportunity to learn. New standards for science education make clear that new modes of assessment designed to measure the integrated learning they promote are essential. The recommendations of this report will be key to making sure that the dramatic changes in curriculum and instruction signaled by Framework and the NGSS reduce inequities in science education and raise the level of science education for all students.



Essential Assessment

Essential Assessment Author
ISBN-10 1943874492
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Essential Assessment has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Essential Assessment also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Essential Assessment book for free.



Essential Questions

Essential Questions Author Jay McTighe
ISBN-10 9781416615705
Release 2013-04-09
Pages 119
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What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging--for both teachers and students--and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community--students, teachers, and administrators--benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.



Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians

Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians Author Melissa Bowles-Terry
ISBN-10 0838987753
Release 2015-11
Pages 140
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'Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians' provides the tools librarians need to quickly and meaningfully assess student knowledge in the classroom.



Classroom Assessment Techniques

Classroom Assessment Techniques Author Thomas A. Angelo
ISBN-10 0787982369
Release 2005-04
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This revised and greatly expanded edition of the 1988 handbook offers teachers at all levels how-to advise on classroom assessment, including: What classroom assessment entails and how it works. How to plan, implement, and analyze assessment projects. Twelve case studies that detail the real-life classroom experiences of teachers carrying out successful classroom assessment projects. Fifty classroom assessment techniques Step-by-step procedures for administering the techniques Practical advice on how to analyze your data Order your copy today.



The Essentials of Social Studies Grades K 8

The Essentials of Social Studies  Grades K 8 Author Kathy Checkley
ISBN-10 9781416616894
Release 2008-01-15
Pages 86
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In today's climate of accountability and high-stakes testing, many U.S. schools are choosing to focus on the three Rs to the exclusion of other subjects, including social studies. Yet it is more crucial than ever for schools to foster the qualities that will enable students to actively participate in a democratic and global society. The Essentials of Social Studies, Grades K-8 takes a look at how innovative educators are helping students to hone these skills. Readers of this book will learn more about *The challenges that elementary and middle school teachers face in keeping social studies in the curriculum. * How to align social studies lessons with curriculum standards. * Strategies to infuse social studies instruction with passion and purpose. * Ways to promote students' deep understanding of social studies content. * Why lessons and assessments should give students opportunities to solve problems, work on projects, and engage in simulations. * How social studies can prepare students for a lifetime of active civic involvement. * Professional development that will help teachers bring the social studies curriculum to life in the classroom. The future of the United States in no small part depends on how well social studies teachers prepare students to assume their responsibilities as citizens. The Essentials of Social Studies, Grades K-8 will help teachers rise to this considerable challenge.



Science Formative Assessment

Science Formative Assessment Author Page Keeley
ISBN-10 9781452280691
Release 2008-03-15
Pages 248
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Use assessment to inform instruction and learning in the science classroom! Science education expert Page Keeley shares 75 specific techniques that help K–12 science teachers determine students’ understanding of key concepts and design learning opportunities that will deepen students’ mastery of content and standards. These flexible assessments can be used with any science curriculum, and the author describes: How each technique promotes student learning Considerations for design and implementation, such as required materials, timing, modeling the technique, and grouping students Modifications for different types of students or purposes Ways the techniques can be used in other content areas



Formative classroom assessment

Formative classroom assessment Author James H. McMillan
ISBN-10 0807748005
Release 2007
Pages 162
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This authoritative volume presents a state-of-the-art review of formative assessment in the classroom. World-renowned experts examine what is currently known about formative assessment and its application to teaching. The book balances theory and research with practical applications that will work in today's high-stakes accountability testing.



Formative Assessment for Secondary Science Teachers

Formative Assessment for Secondary Science Teachers Author Erin Marie Furtak
ISBN-10 9781452273068
Release 2009-06-17
Pages 176
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Covering physics/physical science, life science/biology, earth and space science, and chemistry, this research-based guide shows secondary teachers how to develop and use formative assessments to enhance learning in science.