2021 Portland Area Conference

October 28-30, 2021

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FILTERS APPLIED:Postsecondary, Successful Collaborations Between Informal and Formal Educators, Preservice Science Education


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ASTE-Sponsored Session: Crosscutting Concepts in Elementary Science Teacher Education

Friday, October 29 • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Oregon Convention Center - D136

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Appendix G: Cross-Cutting Concepts
Progression of Patterns in NGSS Standards through the Lens of Atmospheric Sc
In this activity, preservice teachers use the atmospheric climate science related standards as a lens to explore the first NGSS Cross Cutting Concept, Patterns, and experience its growth/development from Kindergarten through middle schools standards.
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Using the Cross Cutting Concepts as a Lens
Will the Earth run out of water? Classroom Video

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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)

A Matter of Understanding: Teaching About Teaching Matter in the Elementary Grades

Saturday, October 30 • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Oregon Convention Center - D139/140

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CKT Packet: Instructional Goals and Big Ideas for Teaching about Matter
CKT Science Website

STRAND: Sharing Authentic Assessment Strategies

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College faculty and teacher educators will explore NGSS-focused strategies and materials for preparing teachers to teach about matter in the elementary grades.

Attendees will: 1. learn more about the content knowledge for teaching (CKT) about matter that elementary teachers need to know in order to teach in ways that align with the NGSS; 2. learn how to elicit elementary teacher/preservice teachers’ CKT for matter with research-based CKT assessment tasks; and 3. learn how to support the development of elementary teachers’ CKT for matter using free materials and resources.

Josie Melton (Western Washington University: Bellingham, WA), Emily Borda (Western Washington University: Bellingham, WA)

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