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Discover the Magic of the Crosscutting Concepts in Your Life Science Lessons 6-12 **IN PERSON** presented by Glen Cochrane – 8:30-2:30pm
March 1, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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 different CCCs align with different 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 three-dimensional instruction of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS), while still maintaining fidelity to the Living Environment Key Ideas of the Intermediate Level Science Core Curriculum Grades 5-8 and to the Living Environment Core Curriculum. Included will be:
• Having students both view and explain phenomena through the lens of the CCCs.
• Gaining familiarity with the CCCs, their potential for making science real and relevant to all students
• Using CCCs as resources for realizing the NGSS vision of all standards