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Discover Strategies to Incorporate the Crosscutting Concepts in Your Life Science Lessons Gr 6-12 **IN PERSON** presented by Glen Cochrane – 8:30-2:30pm
January 30 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Known as the forgotten dimension, the Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs) provide students with the mental tools needed to help engage in and make sense of complex phenomena from a scientific point of view or to solve problems in engineering. They are essential in understanding the Disciplinary Core Ideas (content) and that the CCCs complement the Science and Engineering Practices. We will view sample phenomena through the lens of the CCCs to demonstrate how students can use them when constructing their own understandings. Examples of how the CCCs can be highlighted in your lessons will illustrate their importance in the expected three-dimensional instruction of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) for secondary life science courses. We will practice using the different CCCs while applying SEPs to familiar phenomena. Have students both view and explain phenomena through the lens of the CCCs. Included will be: -Gaining familiarity with the CCCs, their potential for making science equitable, real, and relevant to all students: -Using CCCs as resources for realizing the NGSS vision of equity all standards