Livingston & Washtenaw
Science Collaborative: A Professional Learning Series
Foundation Building 1-day session
This 1-day professional learning may be taken as a standalone introduction to the new Michigan Science Standards, and will serve as a pre-requisite for future professional learning offerings around science.
In response to our newly adopted science standards, this professional learning experience will engage teacher participants in framing how the MI Science Standards should impact instruction in their classrooms.
Emphasis will be placed on (but not be limited to):
• Exploring phenomena • Building conceptual understanding • Engaging in an argument from evidence • Making thinking visible through public representation of ideas
Next Generation Science Exemplar (NGSX)
This program will support participants in taking an in-depth look at the vision of science called for in A Framework for K-12 Science Education, and the Michigan Science Standards. It is restricted to participants who attended the one-day prerequisite Mi Science Standards Training. For more details, please explore the NGSX website.
Purpose: Looking through the lens of 21st Century Learning, the
Livingston & Washtenaw Science Workgroup provides participants with an opportunity to collaborate with other science professionals, and engage in ongoing professional learning opportunities. In addition, we have articulated a vision for best practice in science education for Livingston and Washtenaw Counties, and are working on building capacity and leadership around that vision.
Andrea Pisani, Amy Deller, Jeff Dagg, Mindy McGinn, Wendy O'Keefe