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Identifying Energy Transfers in Motors and Generators (NSTA Atlanta), Mar 15

February 21, 2018 - 10:00am
Dissect a motor, identify its components, and make claims about the phenomenon of energy transfer in the new FOSS Next Generation Electromagnetic Force Course for middle school. Compare the motor components to those of a generator and consider sustainability of energy sources. Identify connections to the three dimensions of NGSS.

Wave Properties and Information Technologies (NSTA Atlanta), Mar 15

February 21, 2018 - 10:00am
Engage in activities using lasers and optical fibers in the new FOSS Next Generation Waves Course for middle school. Explore the phenomena of refraction and reflection that allow information transfer by fiber optic technology, and identify connections to the three dimensions of NGSS.

Sense-Making through Modeling, Argumentation, and Explanations in Grades K-5 (NSTA Atlanta), Mar 15

February 21, 2018 - 10:00am
Investigate phenomena and experience how students create models, construct explanations, and engage in argumentation from evidence in FOSS lessons. Explore how these NGSS science and engineering practices are integrated and reinforce each other to enhance student learning. Leave with instructional strategies to support student sense making.

Ten Minutes to Improving Science Achievement (NSTA Atlanta), Mar 15

February 21, 2018 - 10:00am
The word “assessment” can strike fear into the hearts of teachers and students. Join FOSS developers to learn how assessment can be transformed into an integrated teaching tool that both teachers and students grades 3–8 embrace to create a classroom culture that motivates effort and growth mindset to improve learning.

FOSS for All Students—Access and Equity (NSTA Atlanta), Mar 15

February 21, 2018 - 10:00am
Providing equitable learning opportunities forall students requires knowing the curriculum, understanding the diverse needsof your students, and responding effectively to those needs. Join us for a closer look at how the FOSS program provides both universal access andtargeted instruction for your most vulnerable students.

FOSS for All Students—Access and Equity (NSTA Atlanta), Mar 15

February 21, 2018 - 10:00am
Providing equitable learning opportunities forall students requires knowing the curriculum, understanding the diverse needsof your students, and responding effectively to those needs. Join us for a closer look at how the FOSS program provides both universal access andtargeted instruction for your most vulnerable students.

FOSS for All Students—Access and Equity (NSTA Atlanta), Mar 15

February 21, 2018 - 10:00am
Providing equitable learning opportunities for all students requires knowing the curriculum, understanding the diverse needs of your students, and responding effectively to those needs. Join us for a closer look at how the FOSS program provides both universal access and targeted instruction for your most vulnerable students.

Engage Students in FOSS Next Generation K–5 (NSTA Atlanta), Mar 16

February 21, 2018 - 10:00am
Description:
Join the developersto learn about the FOSS Next Generation K–5 Program. We’ll introduce the FOSS instructional design, and illustrate how the system incorporates science-centered languagedevelopment, science notebooks, digital resources, formative assessments, and outdoor excursions into a coherent three-dimensional teaching and learningexperience for students and teachers.

Crosscutting Concepts: What Do They Look Like in a FOSS Elementary Classroom? (NSTA Atlanta), Mar 16

February 21, 2018 - 10:00am
FOSS modules provide students with opportunities to utilize crosscutting concepts to deepen their understanding of science content. Engage with phenomena that expose cause and effect, patterns, and structure and function. We’ll share ways for students to progress in their understanding of crosscutting concepts as organizing principles.

Crosscutting Concepts: What Do They Look Like in a FOSS Middle School Classroom? (NSTA Atlanta), Mar 16

February 21, 2018 - 10:00am
How can we support middle school students in integrating physical, earth, and life science content to deepen understanding? Crosscutting concepts are the answer! Sample FOSS instructional materials in the context of a grade-level sequence, focusing on the crosscutting concept of stability and change.

Developing Models for Sensory Receptors (NSTA Atlanta), Mar 16

February 21, 2018 - 10:00am
Why don't people with visual impairments use their knuckles to read Braille? Use hands-on activities from the new FOSS Next Generation Human Systems Interactions Course for middle school to explore how touch receptors in the nervous system respond to mechanical inputs. Identify connections to the three dimensions of NGSS.

Evolutionary Evidence in the Fossil Record (NSTA Atlanta), Mar 16

February 21, 2018 - 10:00am
What does the fossil record tell us about how life has changed over time? Explore evolutionary history through hands-on activities from the new FOSS Next Generation Heredity and Adaptation Course for middle school, and identify connections to the three dimensions of NGSS.

Saturday Seminar Series 2017-18, Mar 24

February 21, 2018 - 10:00am
The Bay Area Science, Writing and Mathematics Projects are creating the next generation professional growth experiences converging on the use of writing as a sense-making tool in the content areas. We are emerging from our silos with a renewed commitment to help students understand the genres of language of math and science. To that end, we are generating new synergies to provide the teachers we serve with hands-on experiences to strengthen their capacity to support students communicating their conceptual understanding and reasoning. We need to do all this through a framework of equity. Don't miss the amazing line-up of speakers.