October 26, 2018
This year’s Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association (MSELA) conference will feature presentations on rethinking assessment, integrating crosscutting concepts, science practices, using phenomena and storylines, and more. It will be held at the Courtyard Marriott in Marlborough, MA.
Friday, October 26
Designing a Course from the Ground Up to Engage Students in NGSS-aligned Learning
8:00 – 9:00 AM, Boston 1 & 2
The Interactions curriculum was designed through a collaborative effort of the CREATE for STEM Institute at MSU and the Concord Consortium. Modeling and scientific explanation form the kernel around which high school students investigate phenomena across physics, chemistry, and biology. Much of what we observe is due to the emergent properties of interactions and energy exchanges that happen at the atomic level. Seen through this lens, students develop a perspective that allows them to see links between the sciences and approach new phenomena with a useful framework for understanding the world. At this session we will delve into the pedagogical approaches, explore some of the materials, and discuss successful professional learning approaches.