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Fall Science Workshop Preview Webinar – Oct 2, 2012 3:30 PM

September 27th, 2012 No comments

Prepare for the NGSS

Join us for a taste of the Fall Regional Workshops for science scheduled all over the state. We’ll spend time looking at the Practices and explore how an MLTI application supports them. Of course, there will be ample opportunity for give and take discussion in preparation for the Next Generation of Science Standards and how technology and the 8 Practices of Science and Engineering can be aligned.

Sign up for Webinar here and and you will be directed to an online registration form. Please type your email address carefully as all information will be sent to that address. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with a log in link – please use that link to log into the webinar prior to the start time.

March 29 Webinar – Learning Science By Doing Science (webinar links update-March 30)

March 25th, 2012 No comments
Paul Fenwick Does Science

CC 2.0 BY Paul Fenwick http://www.flickr.com/photos/pfenwick/

Looking at the Conceptual Framework for New Science Standards K-12, one of the major changes we see is how Scientific and Engineering practices form  a third of Standards platform, along with Core Principles and Crosscutting Concepts. So we are left with the question – How can technology support the practice of science?

There is a plethora of activities and “games” designed to help students learn science, but how can a teacher decide which ones are appropriate and aligned with standards and the curriculum? This session is designed to explore some of the best. From the apps on the MLTI device (ME Explorer, Molecular Workbench, GeniQuest, and NetLogo) to models and simulations on the web, participants will be able to see what could best apply to their classrooms, and then be released to explore even further on their own. Then they will be able to establish their own criteria for choosing, provide a context, and think about the curricular implications.

LearningScience (slides from the webinar)

If you missed the webinar on Thursday, March 29 at 3:15pm or 7:15pm, you can view the recording. Scroll down to the date and click on the time of the presentation you wish to view. Adobe Connect will open up with the recording.

February 16 Webinar: Ever-Evolving Science Standards

February 11th, 2012 3 comments
Cover conceptual Framework for Science Education

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

 

 

New Information on Science Standards – June 9, 2011 at 3:15pm

May 7th, 2011 4 comments

Good news for administrators and other educational leaders interested in effective science curriculum!
June 9, 2011 at 3:15pm

Recently mathematics and English Language Arts standards went through national review and development leading to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the national science community is developing Next Generation Science Standards that could also be commonly adopted by states. This work will take place on an aggressive timeline. Achieve, Inc., who led the development of the CCSS, expects to deliver the new science standards sometime in the summer or fall of 2012. These standards are a natural progression from the National Science Education Standards, Benchmarks for Science Literacy, and Maine Learning Results which inform our current classroom practice.

This webinar will focus on the upcoming release of the Conceptual Framework from the National Academies and the Board of Science Education.  The Conceptual Framework will redefine the vision for Science education and serve as the blueprint for Achieve’s development of the Next Generation Science Standards.

Please join us to understand the timeline for this work and understand how you can provide input into the development of the Next Generation of Science Standards.  To register, select the webcasts tab above and scroll down to June Webcasts. Click the time to be directed to online registration.

May 20 Webinar: Voices That Sing, Voices That Tell

May 18th, 2010 No comments

Many forms of digital storytelling rely upon the incorporation of powerful soundscapes as a crucial ingredient. Indeed, soundscapes can in and of themselves constitute digital narratives — but to do so, they must be carefully constructed. We will look at some of the elements that go into creating great digital audio, including music, voice, and environmental sound, and the tools and practices that translate them into a finished product.

Joining this Webinar:
This webinar will be offered twice on May 20 — once at 3:15pm, and once at 7:15pm.
To register for the webinar, please click on the following link: Registration.
If you have not participated in one of these sessions before, guidance and support regarding how to access these webinars is available by clicking on the following link: Support.

April 8 Webinar: Images In Action

April 5th, 2010 3 comments

Comics and video provide rich possibilities for digital storytelling; however, neither affords the viewer opportunities for interactive exploration. Interactivity allows viewers to delve deeper into different portions of the narrative, and choose their focus according to interest and necessity. Can this type of flexible narrative be created without extensive programming experience? We will see that in fact, it can, and look at two very different toolsets for doing so.

Joining this Webinar:
This webinar will be offered twice on April 8 — once at 3:15pm, and once at 7:15pm.
To register for the webinar, please click on the following link: Registration.
If you have not participated in one of these sessions before, guidance and support regarding how to access these webinars is available by clicking on the following link: Support.

March 4 Webinar: Images In Time

March 2nd, 2010 3 comments

ProjectorBringing images to life in video effectively involves more than just sequencing them in a slideshow — it requires an understanding of how the language and techniques of film interact with the processes of digital storytelling. We will look at this interaction, and use the knowledge derived in two applied projects: one that focuses on using still images as its sole raw material source, and a second one that brings video shot on inexpensive pocket camcorders or computer webcams into the mix.

Joining this Webinar:
This webinar will be offered twice on March 4 — once at 3:15pm, and once at 7:15pm.
To register for the webinar, please click on the following link: Registration.
If you have not participated in one of these sessions before, guidance and support regarding how to access these webinars is available by clicking on the following link: Support.

January 21 Webinar Notes

January 22nd, 2010 No comments

My thanks to everyone who attended the Images In Sequence webinar. Here are links to the recorded sessions and websites mentioned in the sessions:

Session Recordings and Slides:
Afternoon Session Recording: http://stateofmaine.na4.acrobat.com/p70522594/
Evening Session Recording: http://stateofmaine.na4.acrobat.com/p30587134/
Session Slides: click here to download

Toolkit:
iPhoto: http://www.apple.com/ilife/iphoto/
Acorn: http://flyingmeat.com/acorn/
Comic Life: http://plasq.com/comiclife/

Three Nontraditional Webcomics:
Randall Munroe — xkcd
David Malki — Wondermark
Emily Horne & Joey Comeau — A Softer World

Photo Source Sites:
morgueFile: http://morguefile.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/

Additional Scott McCloud Resources:
The “Big Triangle”: http://scottmccloud.com/4-inventions/triangle/index.html
Comixpedia’s Summary of the Six Panel-To-Panel Transitions: http://www.comixpedia.org/index.php?title=Panel-to-panel_transitions
Brandy Agerbeck’s Illustration of the Six Panel-To-Panel Transitions: http://www.loosetooth.com/Art/Work/mcad.htm
Comixpedia’s Summary of the Seven Word and Picture Combinations: http://www.comixpedia.org/index.php?title=Word_and_picture_combinations

A Few More Webcomics to Look At and Analyze:
Kate Beaton — Hark! A Vagrant
Evan Dahm — Rice Boy
Josh Neufeld — A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge
Phil & Kaja Foglio — Girl Genius
Aaron Diaz — Dresden Codak
Kazu Kibuishi — Copper
Dale Beran & David Hellman — A Lesson Is Learned, But the Damage Is Irreversible

January 21 Webinar: Images In Sequence

January 18th, 2010 No comments

Sequential art – more commonly known as comics – marries images and text to create a completely new narrative space, with unique storytelling possibilities. However, like all narrative spaces, it also has its own unique grammar, with rules that need to be understood and incorporated into the creative process for stories to make sense. We will look at some of the key rules of this grammar, and put them in action as part of the process of creating webcomics.

Joining this Webinar:

This webinar will be offered twice on January 21 — once at 3:15pm, and once at 7:15pm.
To register for the webinar, please click on the following link: Registration.
If you have not participated in one of these sessions before, guidance and support regarding how to access these webinars is available by clicking on the following link: Support.

December 3 Webinar: Once Upon A Time

November 27th, 2009 2 comments

From “Once Upon A Time” to “Happily Ever After”, every child knows the “proper” way to tell a bedtime story — and woe be unto the narrator that knowingly or unknowingly deviates from the expected framework. Some narrative frameworks have utility that goes well beyond soothing sleepless toddlers, though: these frameworks will form the focus of this session. We will also see how to integrate them into a digital toolkit, and how to use them as a basis for collaborative digital storytelling.

Joining this Webinar

  • This webinar will be offered twice on December 3 — once at 3:15pm, and once at 7:15pm.
  • To register for the webinar, please click on the following link: Registration.
  • If you have not participated in one of these sessions before, guidance and support regarding how to access these webinars is available by clicking on the following link: Support.