NGSS emphasize the integration of disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting
concepts, and science and engineering practices in ways that reflect real-world
practices. Integration has shown to enhance students' interest in multiple
content areas, improve their attitudes toward the discipline, and develop
life-long learning skills. Integration can be challenging without proper support
and resources. The Task Analysis Tool (TAT) is a graphic organizer tool and a
practical process that supports the meaningful, intentional, and purposeful
integration of content and skills within a lesson. The TAT has proven to be
beneficial for designing student-centered lessons, identifying integration
points, and collaborating with others. This 60-minute workshop proposal aims to
provide participants with an opportunity to learn about the TAT, its
significance, related research, potential applications, and to interact with the
tool by applying it to their personal lesson or activity.
Participants in this workshop will gain knowledge of the TAT; how it can be used and applied in their personal contexts. In addition, participants will be given digital and physical resources, including their own adaptable TAT that they can take with them and use immediately in their own classroom.
Britt Miller (George Mason University: No City, No State)