PDI-2: Energy: What's the Big Idea? Energy!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
White River Ballroom B, JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel
Recommended Pathway Sessions
Presented by the Center of Science and Math in Context (COSMIC), University of Massachusetts Boston
- Why is energy an important cross-cutting concept in science as articulated in the new Framework for K–12 Science Education?
- How can we vertically articulate our teaching of energy across all grades?
- What key areas of energy should teacher and students know so that they can teach/learn science better?
- How do teachers communicate energy connections outside of their "home discipline" with each other?
- How can the theme of energy be used to teach science more effectively and efficiently?
The new science framework as well as the National Science Education Standards, the NAEP Frameworks, Project 2061 and the College Board Science Standards for College Success all speak to the need for science curriculum to focus on organizing principles and big ideas of science. Boston Energy in Science Teaching (BEST) presents a comprehensive way to connect the sciences through the big idea of energy. In this session participants explore where energy is within each K–12 science discipline through a vertical teaming model, how to articulate the K–12 energy curriculum, how to connect energy across science content areas, and the benefits associated with using this conceptual model. In the pathway sessions, participants will reflect on energy misconceptions, energy teaching strategies, energy literacy, and energy content.
Arthur Eisenkraft describes this session:
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