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Tag Archives: Standards
Whereto Data Literacy?
Over the past decade, there has been increased attention to the idea that students should learn how to make sense of data and use it in decision-making. It could be the next new big thing in education, hot on the … Continue reading
Posted in Assessment, Data Literacy, Equity Tagged Authentic Learning, Data Literacy, Standards 1 Comment
NGSS as Maine’s Science Standards? It’s Not So Simple.
Many educators feel that the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) should become Maine’s science standards. There is no question that the NGSS have already had a positive impact on science instruction across Maine. But some of us who help schools and … Continue reading
Posted in Instructional Practice Tagged Authentic Learning, science teaching, Standards Leave a comment
Teaching Toward the Future: Adaptation and Climate Change
“I touch the future … I teach” — a quotation associated with Christa McAuliffe — captures something essential about the motivation and hope that keeps most of the teachers I know doing what they do. One of the things that … Continue reading
Posted in Professional Development, Schools and Scientists Tagged Climate Change, science teaching, Standards 1 Comment
Standards and Informal Science
Last Friday I was participating in a panel discussion about connecting informal science learning and classroom science–and the question of connecting informal science to standards came up. It’s a perfectly reasonable question. After all, teachers are expected to pay a … Continue reading
Posted in Informal science, Instructional Practice Tagged Schools, science teaching, Standards 1 Comment
Last week I joined a group of science and math teachers to talk about how the new school year was going. One of the teachers is working in a school where the administrative directive is to shift to “proficiency based” and … Continue reading
Posted in Instructional Practice, School Change Tagged science teaching, self-paced learning, Standards 2 Comments
Smarter Balanced Cut Points – What’s With That?
The lead article in the December 3 Education Week announces that the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) — the organization that will provide high stakes assessments for English / language Arts (ELA) and mathematics in Maine and 21 other states — … Continue reading
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