This session focuses on helping college faculty support
preservice elementary teachers to incorporate the crosscutting concepts (CCCs)
as part of three-dimensional science teaching.
Ways to conceptualize the CCCs as “tools” and “lenses” to support sensemaking
Strategies for introducing the CCCs to preservice elementary teachers
Classroom examples of how the CCCs can be utilized in elementary science teaching and learning
Anne Gatling (Merrimack College: North Andover, MA), Sarah Fick (Washington State University: Pullman, WA), Melissa Pearcy (Jefferson Elementary School: Spokane, WA), Debi Hanuscin (Western Washington University: Bellingham, WA)