National Academies Press: Conceptual Framework for Science Education
Science teachers are guided by the Maine Learning Results, AAAS Benchmarks, and the National Science Education Standards. But, in many cases, they deal with just the standards, and not the reasoning behind the standards. By utilizing the full texts and the Strand Map of Science literacy, participants will be able to look at the relationships among the specific standards they are using and how they relate to the standards for the other grades and content areas. The Strand Map also gives reference to textual and web-based resources related to various standards, and includes information about student conceptual problems. Participants will be able to access the Maine Learning Results, AAAS Benchmarks, and the National Science Education Standards, and the Strand Map online, as well as the recently released A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Participants will be able to use the web-based Strand Map of Science Literacy (based on the 2 volume Atlas of Science Literacy) to inform their science teaching through the Maine Learning Results, AAAS Benchmarks, and the National Science Education Standards. We will also examine web-based resources related to science education standards.
You can access the recordings for both sessions from Thursday, February 16 at 3:15pm or 7:15pm. When you look at the schedule, you will see the correct date and times. Click on the time you wish to view and you will be linked to the recording. You can stop and start it as you would a movie. If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Dickson.
Slideshow from Standards Webinar
Maine DOE SciTech Framework Blog
This is a link to the NDSL Strand Map for Science Literacy
Here are resources that were referenced in the webinar – You can read them on the web for free.
Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A guide for teaching and learning
National Science Education Standards.
Project 2061: Science for all Americans.
Maine Learning Results (Science and Technology)
Benchmarks for Science Literacy
How People Learn
How Students Learn Science in the Classroom
Ready, Set, Science!
Taking Science to School
A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas