MS Science (eNgagement Academy)

August 6th

Pre-AP in Secondary Science
HS and MS science teachers will evaluate AP science practices and determine alignment to instruction; use actual AP exams to facilitate the development of Pre-AP level assessments; learn effective instructional strategies to enhance performance on free response questions (FRQs); and experience levels of lab-based inquiry.
Time Hours SRN Room
8:00 am - 4:00 pm 6 CPE/Teacher Choice/GT 554381801 Brennan HS (E236)

 

Making the Most of the MS Science Collaborative Classroom
Participants will explore high-yield accommodations and strategies that support special education students’ access to grade level instruction while maintaining the rigor of the TEKS.
Time Hours SRN Room
8:00 am - 4:00 pm 6 CPE/Teacher Choice 553911801 Brennan HS (E234)

 

The Process of Unpacking the MS Science TEKS
New to NISD middle school Science, need a refresher or just want to get a jump start on unpacking the first unit of the year? Join your colleagues in developing well aligned learning targets through the use of concept maps and a focus on DOK levels and vocabulary alignment.
Time Hours SRN Room
8:00 am - 11:15 am 3 CPE/Teacher Choice 553981801 Jefferson MS (B205)

 

MS Science Streamlining Overview
Participants will preview the streamlined TEKS, which will be implemented at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. We will explore the "transition" KUD, the rigor and relevance of the TEKS as well as instructional implications with changes occurring across the grade levels.
Time Hours SRN Room
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm 3 CPE/Teacher Choice 553991801 Jefferson MS (B205)

August 7th

MS Science-Pre-AP Free Response Practices
Participants will experience the student perspective as they answer an AP level FRQ; participate in a mock reading; review writing strategies to enhance free response performance; and learn protocols for peer review and evaluation. Participants will also gain an understanding of calibrating protocols and the process of uploading scores to CMS.
Time Hours SRN Room
8:00 am - 11:15 am 3 CPE/Teacher Choice/GT 553951801 Jefferson MS (B205)

 

MS Science Streamlining Overview
Participants will preview the streamlined TEKS, which will be implemented at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. We will explore the "transition" KUD, the rigor and relevance of the TEKS as well as instructional implications with changes occurring across the grade levels.
Time Hours SRN Room
8:00 am - 11:15 am 3 CPE/Teacher Choice 553991802 Jefferson MS (B230)

 

MS Science-Are you CER-tain?
Explore the Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning (CER) Framework and how it can be used to enhance students’ abilities to speak and write scientific explanations in the science classroom. Participants will experience and walk away with ideas on how to apply the CER framework to laboratory investigations as well as assessments while scaffolding for students.
Time Hours SRN Room
8:00 am - 11:15 am 3 CPE/Teacher Choice/GT 553961801 Jefferson MS (B232)

 

The Process of Unpacking the MS Science TEKS
New to NISD middle school Science, need a refresher or just want to get a jump start on unpacking the first unit of the year? Join your colleagues in developing well aligned learning targets through the use of concept maps and a focus on DOK levels and vocabulary alignment.
Time Hours SRN Room
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm 3 CPE/Teacher Choice 553981802 Jefferson MS (B205)

 

Strategies for Building Academic Vocabulary in MS Science
Participants will engage in research-based vocabulary practices and discover the context of leveraging the components of vocabulary to enhance instruction.
Time Hours SRN Room
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm 3 CPE/Teacher Choice 553971801 Jefferson MS (B232)

August 8th

MS Science- Menu and Choice Board Differentiation in Science
This session will challenge teachers and provide the tools necessary to challenge students. Participants will utilize GT Icons to explore critical thinking through leveled questioning and interactive student engagement. Teachers will walk-away with a differentiated lesson plan that incorporates menu and choice board products.
Time Hours SRN Room
8:00 am - 4:00 pm 6 CPE/Teacher Choice/GT 553921801 Jefferson MS (B205)

 

More MS Science Assessment Pair and Share
Continue to explore purposefully paired formative assessment and data collection strategies that are aligned with learning targets intended to reveal student mastery and increase instructional agility. Participant Notes: Please bring your Formative Assessment Foldable from the Feb.19th District Pull-out
Time Hours SRN Room
8:00 am - 11:15 am 3 CPE/Teacher Choice 554001801 Jefferson MS (B238)

 

MS Science-Forces Breakout EDU
6th and 8th grade teachers will work collaboratively through a series of Force and Motion content tasks and puzzles in order to break a code and unlock the box. These activities will promote an understanding for teachers to begin constructing a Breakout session for use in the classroom.
Participant Notes: Content is relevant to 6th and 8th grade TEKS, but all grade levels welcome to attend.
Time Hours SRN Room
8:00 am - 11:15 am 3 CPE/Teacher Choice/GT 554011801 Jefferson MS (B238)

 

More MS Science Assessment Pair and Share
Continue to explore purposefully paired formative assessment and data collection strategies that are aligned with learning targets intended to reveal student mastery and increase instructional agility. Participant Notes: Please bring your Formative Assessment Foldable from the Feb.19th District Pull-out
Time Hours SRN Room
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm 3 CPE/Teacher Choice 554001802 Jefferson MS (B232)

 

The Process of Unpacking the MS Science TEKS
New to NISD middle school Science, need a refresher or just want to get a jump start on unpacking the first unit of the year? Join your colleagues in developing well aligned learning targets through the use of concept maps and a focus on DOK levels and vocabulary alignment.
Time Hours SRN Room
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm 3 CPE/Teacher Choice 553981803 Jefferson MS (B230)

August 9th

MS Science-Utilizing Notebooks in the Science Classroom
Participants will explore the use of the interactive science notebook as a differentiated thinking tool, which enables students to process ideas, make connections and demonstrate their learning utilizing various modalities. Instructional materials are easily modified for any grade level content and for use through a digital platform.
Time Hours SRN Room
8:00 am - 4:00 pm 6 CPE/Teacher Choice/1.5 GT 553931801 Jefferson MS (B205)

 

MS Science-Are you CER-tain?
Explore the Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning (CER) Framework and how it can be used to enhance students’ abilities to speak and write scientific explanations in the science classroom. Participants will experience and walk away with ideas on how to apply the CER framework to laboratory investigations as well as assessments while scaffolding for students.
Time Hours SRN Room
8:00 am - 11:15 am 3 CPE/Teacher Choice/GT 553961802 Jefferson MS (B232)

 

MS Science-Pre-AP Free Response Practices
Participants will experience the student perspective as they answer an AP level FRQ; participate in a mock reading; review writing strategies to enhance free response performance; and learn protocols for peer review and evaluation. Participants will also gain an understanding of calibrating protocols and the process of uploading scores to CMS.
Time Hours SRN Room
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm 3 CPE/Teacher Choice/GT 553951802 Jefferson MS (B230)

 

Strategies for Building Academic Vocabulary in MS Science
Participants will engage in research-based vocabulary practices and discover the context of leveraging the components of vocabulary to enhance instruction.
Time Hours SRN Room
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm 3 CPE/Teacher Choice 553971802 Jefferson MS (B232)

August 10th

MS Science-Scientific Process Skills and Practices
Participants will explore an array of conventions to reinforce instruction and assessment. These conventions include analysis of graphics, models and data intended to support, organize and extend student demonstration of learned concepts.
Time Hours SRN Room
8:00 pm - 4:00 pm 6 CPE/Teacher Choice 553941801 Jefferson MS (B205)