Developing Leadership Capacity in Science
This workshop is designed to give science teams, coaches, and mentors the tools they need to support their colleagues in implementing Exemplars effectively in their schools.
- Learn what to look for in an Exemplars classroom
- Review of the Exemplars Standards-Based Science Rubric
- Assess student work to build reliability and validity with the assessment rubric
- Assess student work at the individual/class/grade school/district level to determine:
- What do we know our students know?
- How well are our students performing?
- Why are our students performing this way?
- What do our students need to relearn, practice?
- What do we learn about our teaching?
- What are our next steps for these students?
- Discuss possible actions for supporting peers
- Use Apprentice-level samples of student work to share strategies (questioning, connections, representation, mathematical language, etc.) necessary to raise students to the Practitioner level (meeting the standard) and beyond
- Begin/develop an assessment system
- Select performance tasks for working portfolios
- Select performance tasks for assessment portfolios
- Select grade-level/school/district anchor papers
- Discuss calibration/scoring sessions
There is more than enough in each activity for a teacher, even one without a great deal of science background, to plan high-quality, inquiry-based lessons and assess student performance with confidence ... This program will provide an invaluable service to schools ...
I work as a math/science facilitator going into elementary classrooms across the district with the main emphasis being problem solving strategies and advanced thinking questions -- A colleague shared a few sample Exemplars -- they have been amazing to use with kids. Teachers want to know where the ideas are coming from so they can continue along this same line. Great product!