March 9, 2017
Jessica Lizarraga- Middle School Math
Analyzing and interpretation of science data in math class.
Kaki McLachlan- Middle School
Developing student discourse through structured activities that increase student engagement and ability to argue from evidence.
Sarah Horky, Mary Acord, and Jenny Cavanna – Elementary Science
We will be presenting on the implementation and continued use of Science Notebooks. Our examples will show students using science notebooks during engineering practices and other NGSS activities.
Carolyn Robello, Cindy Leroux, Ramina Winton, and Michelle Giraud – Elementary Science
We will be presenting a description of the activities, the students’ reflections after completing the activity, and the ability to explain their thinking and findings using the content vocabulary.
Mike Schulist and Erik Lunde – Middle School Science
We will show examples of NGSS aligned projects & activities we have developed in 8th and 6th grade, which include: Building and testing Newton Scooters; Building a giant periodic table with pizza box models, and creating new methods to encourage student discourse.
Adam Singer – Middle School Engineering
I am in the process of retooling our traditional shop class into a maker-oriented STEM class utilizing the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices to guide the student design process to address meaningful problems. I am hoping that having students conduct initial guided formal investigations, do reflective writing on their challenges and problem solving will improve their engineering design process.
Ed Malaret, Kathryn Cimarelli, and Gina Tanner – Elementary Science
In this session, you will see fourth grade cross-curricular modeling. Examples include: waves, islands, body parts, and structures. We will also show science notebook entries.
Sue Holland and Janice Woods – Middle School Science
The Newly Engineered Human Body: Come see how to add engineering practices to your unit on the human body systems: working prosthetic arms, concussion-preventing helmets, student designed human body projects.
Terry Tyrell-Smith, Melody Murphy, Casey Hodel, and Mary Kate Kenney – Elementary Science
Students will generate a model to represent how a dam holds back water. Students will test a variety of materials and designs. Student designers will be restricted by an operating budget.
Lindsay Hess – Elementary Science
Students will demonstrate their understanding of the engineering practices while solving a common occurrence in downtown San Anselmo. They will be working with a partner to show their understanding of weather, water, and successfully working together to devise a solution.
iTEAMS is a professional development research project designed to provide teachers with support to deepen their content knowledge and pedagogy to promote STEM education aligned to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).