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ACT Aspire and Science and Engineering Practices-Virtual Course
July 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - July 20, 2020 @ 3:30 pm
Learn how to best prepare students for the ACT Aspire Science Assessment while teaching the Arkansas K-12 Science Standards in a changing digital world. In this blended session, participants dive into the ACT Aspire Science Assessment and its connections to Arkansas Academic Standards in science, mathematics, and ELA by engaging in a series of virtual lessons. Science specialists support participants remotely as they work through digitally-adapted lessons.
The exemplar lessons demonstrate how to engage students in analyzing data, examining cause and effect, reading to gather information, and applying reasoning to develop arguments based on evidence. Strategic use of formative assessment is modeled to assist teachers in developing these essential teaching skills.
Various online tools are utilized including Google Classroom, Google Meet, and PearDeck. Participants will need to have access to a device with internet capabilities and a Google account. Participants must participate in online discussions, complete assignments, and provide evidence of application of tools/skills taught in this session. Participants must also view a short video that highlights DESE mission and vision, High Leverage Practices (HLPs), and G.U.I.D.E for Life.
To attend the course you must create an ESCWorks login, and then register at https://www.escweb.net/ar_esc/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=413419.
6 Total Sessions = 12 hours of Professional development
- Session 1 July 13 1-3 PM
- Session 2 July 14 1-3:30 PM
- Session 3 July 15 Self Paced
- Session 4 July 16 1-3:30 PM
- Session 5 July 17 Self Paced
- Session 6 July 20 1-2 PM
Zoom links will be sent to the email address in the account.
Presenter: Saundra Lamberson, DESE, and Sharon McKinney, DESE
(12 hours: GPS)