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Preparing Students for the New Earth and Space Science Regents Exam **PART 3** ONLY FOR THOSE WHO TOOK PARTS 1&2 **IN PERSON** Presented by Brian Vorwald – 8:30-2:30pm

January 10 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Participants will take a deeper dive into the High School Earth and Space Science standards, building on what was done on Day 1 and Day 2 during the 2023-24 school year. Included will be: -Tools for developing curriculum and performance tasks -Determining the content that will be covered in the NYSSLS-based Regents Earth and Space Sciences course and consider potential units of instruction or storylines which could incorporate bundling performance expectations -Continued discussion of phenomenon-based instruction to include: -Identifying performance expectations that align with several phenomena -Exploring the relationship between the Science and Engineering Practice Developing and Using Models and the Crosscutting Concept Systems and System Models. Associated activities will include the following: -Strategy for employing the SEP Asking Questions -Creating a model to explain a phenomenon -Strategies for students using the Developing and Using Models based on the focus question, How can we improve facilitating group discussions after students have developed models?” -Identifying where the phenomenon would be presented in the NYSSLS ESS -A deeper dive into the principles of assessment that are being used in constructing the new ESS regents exam. -Review item-cluster format -Analysis of the ESS intermediate sample item cluster released by NYSED -Reviewing a classroom performance task -Brainstorm ideas for constructing an item-cluster or classroom assessment -Consideration of Performance Expectations that specifically identify engineering: HS-ESS3-2 and HS ESS3-4. **B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device) – Participants should bring a fully charged laptop


January 10
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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