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Episode 066: Making Science Thinking Visible K-6 with Steve Addison

 

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Meet Steve Addison, a K-6 science specialist at an elementary school, who's done various workshops with American Modeling Teachers Association and ACS. Steve is here to share his experiences and strategies about guiding students to make their thinking visible. He’s looking to see how students can perform or do science versus regurgitating or reciting certain concepts. Tune in and learn what making thinking visible looks like in K-6. 

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  • 01:30 - 08:00     Introduction to Steve and making science thinking visible in K-2
  • 08:00 - 11:30     An example of making thinking visible for 5th grade
  • 11:30 - 15:00 ...
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Episode 065: S.T.E.A.M. Ahead with Beth Topinka

 

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Have you been thinking of incorporating more engineering in your lesson plans--but not sure where to even begin? You’ll love today’s episode with Beth Topinka. She specifically talks about a 5th grade and a 3rd grade engineering project she does with her students. Lots of inspiration here!

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  • 02:00 - 11:30     Introduction to Beth and how she develops STEAM projects, including her favorite 5th grade project on storm surge
  • 11:30 - 18:30     Developing an engineering notebook for students & learning lessons about materials and tests
  • 18:30 - 26:00     Interdisciplinary...
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Episode 064: Diving into NGSS with Spencer Martin

 

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Join our guest today, Spencer Martin, as he candidly shares his NGSS journey from having just a cursory review of NGSS in Texas to 3 years later in Kansas where he is currently a science curriculum instructional coach. Lots of insight on strategies that work (and don’t work) when beginning NGSS implementation.

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  • 01:00 - 06:30     Introduction to Spencer and his background with NGSS
  • 06:30 - 08:30     Resources for and rigor in NGSS curriculum
  • 08:30 - 11:00     Spencer's work as a science curriculum coach
  • 11:00 - 23:30     NGSS implementation struggles and successes
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Episode 063: Question Formulation Technique (QFT) and NGSS with Annika Goodin

 

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Annika shares with us all about the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) create by the Right Question Institute. She walks us through the why and how and then shows us how it can be strategically used with NGSS to become even more engaging and effective. Including how to intentionally use the cross-cutting concepts. Lots of practical inspiring strategies shared here. All links and resources mentioned can be found in the shownotes.

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  • 01:00 - 04:30     Introduction to Annika and Question Formulation Technique (QFT)
  • 04:30 - 11:30     How QFT works
  • 11:30 - 14:00     Examples of QFT in the classroom
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Episode 062: 3 Dimensional Assessment Planning with Paul Andersen

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Paul Andersen joins us this week as we focus on two main topics: 3 dimensional assessment planning and the difference between traditional inquiry and 3 dimensional teaching/learning. His website, www.wonderofscience.com has a plethora of tools and resources for NGSS teachers. We will link the ones referenced in this podcast but please visit the website regularly as new tools are developed regularly.

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  • 02:30 - 06:30     Introduction to Paul and his work
     
  • 06:30 - 12:30     Differentiating between inquiry lessons and 3D instruction
     
  • 12:30 - 26:00     Creating 3-Dimensional...
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Episode 061: Designing an NGSS Storyline with Kate Henson

 

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Today we have Kate Henson from Inquiry Hub walk us through the steps of designing an NGSS storyline. She then tells us of the free NGSS high school biology units available on iHub and other opportunities for teachers offered by Inquiry Hub. (And a chemistry unit on its way!)

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  • 01:30 - 10:00     Introduction to Kate and Inquiry Hub
     
  • 10:00 - 13:30     Moving from storylines to lesson plans
     
  • 13:30 - 16:00     Free biology and chemistry curriculum available on the Inquiry Hub website
     
  • 16:00 - 19:30     Professional development with Inquiry Hub
     
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Episode 060: Science in the City with Dr. Bryan Brown

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Meet Dr. Bryan Brown, an associate professor of science education at Stanford University. His work focuses on improving urban science education focusing on exploring how language and identity impact urban students’ learning. His book, Science in the City, was recently published and expands on the ideas on how science education can flourish if it is connected to students’ backgrounds, identities, language, and culture.

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  • 01:00 - 07:00    Introduction to Dr. Brown and his research
  • 07:00 - 11:30    Strategies for creating new language norms in the classroom
  • 11:30 - 16:30    More about Dr. Brown's...
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Episode 059: Justiceā€Centered Science Pedagogy with Daniel Morales-Doyle

 

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Daniel Morales-Doyle talks with us today about the powerful impact of a justice-centered science pedagogy. He gives examples of what this looks like throughout different grade bands. He specifically shares a high school chemistry unit he taught in Chicago. In the show notes, find his research and similar articles of the impact of justice centered science pedagogy.

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  • 01:30 - 05:30    Introduction to Daniel and justice-centered science pedagogy
  • 05:30 - 08:30    Examples of justice-centered science pedagogy in the classroom
  • 08:30 - 14:00    The impact of justice-centered science pedagogy for the students
  • 14:00 - 24:30 ...
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Episode 058: Building K-5 NGSS Units with Phaedra Taft

 

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Phaedra Taft shares with us how her team of teachers developed NGSS K-5 units. She discussed how they successfully use concept walls and concept posters with the early elementary students. Listen here for tips, and resources as Phaedra shares her team’s NGSS journey.

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  • 01:30 - 02:30    Introduction to Phaedra
  • 02:30 - 07:15    How Phaedra works with teachers to build elementary NGSS units
  • 07:15 - 10:45    Keeping the flow of the unit when there isn't time for science every day
  • 10:45 - 20:00    Concept walls for K-3 and examples
  • 20:00 - 26:00    Concept posters vs concept walls
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Episode 057: EQuIP Rubric 101 with Jeanane Charara

 

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Meet Jeanane Charara, a Science Resource teacher, a Science Peer Review Panelist, and has earned a Level 1 EQuIP Leader Credential. The Science PRP is an elite cohort of educators from across the country with expertise in the NGSS and the EQuIP Rubric for Science that reviews lessons and units to determine if these materials are NGSS aligned. Jeanane walks us through each of the EQuIP rubric categories and explains how teachers can use it to evaluate their NGSS curriculum and/or use as a guide in designing their own NGSS instructional material. Lots to learn here! 

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  • 01:30 - 02:30    Introduction to Jeanane
  • 02:30 - 07:30 ...
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