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Use a NYSSLS Approach to Engage Students in Your Earth Science Classroom **IN PERSON** Presented by Brian Vorwald – 8:30-2:30pm

March 6, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

With the first administration of the NYSSLS based ESS Regents scheduled for June 2025, teachers have only a few years to make a thoughtful and measured transition to a NYSSLS based regents Earth Science course. It is possible to transition to the pedagogy that supports the three-dimensional approach of the NYSSLS (New York State Science Learning Standards) while continuing to teach science aligned to the Physical Setting/Earth Science Core Curriculum. Having students make connections between the three dimensions of scientific knowledge can better prepare them for the PS/ES Regents exam while they develop a coherent and scientifically based view of the world. Start with the complex phenomena (for science) or problems (for engineering) and let students ask questions, explore, and use the Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts to construct their own understandings of the disciplinary core ideas (content). Students learn by doing the science and engineering practices, engaging in discourse, and construction understandings of Earth and Space Science main ideas. Included will be:
• Principles of phenomena-based instruction
• Steps in implementing student centered instruction
• Steps to integrate NYSSLS 3D instruction while still teaching the Intermediate Level Science and Physical Setting/Earth Science core curricula
• Delve into the NYSSLS Performance Expectations and begin designing lessons aligned with phenomena and 3D learning
• Introduction to storylines
• Using a lesson screener to analyze lessons for 3D alignment
• How assessments will change
• Resources to help with transitioning to NYSSSLS **B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device) Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sA9OqqfZiEO9s8pnY2pIgZXBnPkcYeup/view?usp=sharing


March 6, 2023
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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