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The NYS Science Learning Standards for Administrators: Aligning Science Programs with New Expectations for Learning and Assessment **IN PERSON** Presented by Brian Vorwald – 9-12pm

October 27, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The first administrations by the NY State Education Department of the new Grade 5 Elementary-Level Science Test and the Grade 8 Intermediate-Level Science Test will be in the spring of 2024 followed by the first administrations of the new Biology and Earth and Space Sciences Regents Exams in June 2025. The first administrations of the new Chemistry and Physics regents exams will be in June 2026. Elementary, middle level, and high school programs must be aligned with expectations of the P-12 NY State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) which will be assessed on the new exams. While the intermediate-level science test will be administered at the end of grade 8, it will assess students’ learning in grades 6, 7, and 8 as well as the foundational learning in the elementary grades. Similarly, the elementary test will assess students’ learning in grades 3, 4, and 5 which is built on foundational learning in grades K-2. This half-day workshop will help administrators become aware of the paradigm shifts in teaching and learning expected with the NYSSLS. They will gain an understanding that this approach involves less memorization of science facts and that students learn the disciplinary content by using the Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs), viewed through the lenses of the Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs). Administrators will gain an understanding of phenomenon-based learning that engages students in using their observations of the natural world in sense-making and constructing their own understandings and what it will look like in the NYSSLS aligned lessons. **B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device) – Participants should bring a fully charged laptop, Ipad, or tablet to download resources and access websites throughout the workshop.


October 27, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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