SCIENCE HighSCHOOL CIA MONDAY OCT 29, 2007

 

As you know, our second hjgh school science session is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29th. We are meeting at Wilbur Cross in the library.

Our session is scheduled to be professional development: We will be reviewing the new curriculum, and the new CT State Grade Level expectations, continuing our work from Oct 1.

We also will be able to start some professional discussion on ways to assess studentsí skills. Then each group will work at tables for an hour or so review the standards, and come up with some skills checklists. Our ultimate goal is to add to our curriculum a common lab assessment rubric. I will also be hopefully distributing teacher copies of the finalized quarterly assessments and scantrons. Quarterly assessments are available for review online, with rubrics at the usual site: www.newhavenscience.org, with the link to assessments at the bottom.

Please let me know if there are any questions, or glaring errors in the tests. There have been some minor changes since last year.

It is important that teachers attend and participate in the group work. Teachers should be arriving within 15 minutes of their schoolís dismissal time, and be able to work with their group for at least an hour. (2:45-4:00). Attendance is reported to administrators.

 

Future High School CIA Dates are: Sep 17, Oct 29, Nov 26, Jan 28, Mar 24, May 27

Thank you.

 

Richard Therrien


SCIENCE HighSCHOOL CIA MONDAY OCT 29, 2007

 

-GET ENVELOPE FOR YOURSELF AND PEERS: Agenda, Rubrics, Scantrons, Assessments

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      ANNOUNCEMENTS/BUSINESS:

     

      -United Streaming Use Handouts

 

      -Review of Lesson Expectations:

            Objective: Content AND Skills linked to standards

            Opportunity for student experiences (labs, hands-on, demo, visuals)

            Opportunity for student talk

            Higher order questioning

            Opportunity for student open ended writing.


 

      -Quarterly Assessments:

            To be given Oct 31-Nov 8.

            Scantrons returned via drop-off or interoffice mail

                  Richard Therrien, 3rd floor, Gateway Center

                  BY NOV 14th!

            Use blank scantrons for those without.

            Most important info is student ID right justified, and grade.

            Teacher uses rubric to score questions 61-64 open ended and bubble in.

            GO OVER THEM WITH STUDENTS AFTERWARDS!!!

     

-First quarter labs: 9th grade heat lab found in curriculum

      10th grade enzyme lab

      11th grade cold packs

      Physics: Moving on Down


 

-Hand in Syllabus/Parent Sheet? Teacher Info Sheet.

     

      -Yale Reception Nov 5th Peabody!

      -Mentor Requests for Science Fair

      -Oct 31 deadline for CT State School Science Fair Registration

     


 

-WHOLE GROUP:

      -Curriculum Review: Continued from Oct 1:

            -review the curriculum vision/instructional strategies/lessons and philosophies.

-review the pacing guide, state standards, suggested/required lessons and activities.

 

-review DRAFT Grade Level Expectations from CT

      these should eventually turn into lesson objectives.

 


-BREAKOUT GROUP

Discuss as a group:

      Curriculum and Pacing

      Significant Tasks, what are ones that could be added/deleted?

      What are important resources/lessons for upcoming units?

 

      -SKILLS ASSESSMENT

            What does research say?

            Review ideas/ lab rubric.

            Add delete techniques, important skills to assess students on IN CLASS (non written)