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Archive: Transforming Science Learning: Science is Social! Transform Your Classroom into a Learning Community, April 22, 2020 (7:00 pm ET)

For students to be able to make sense of the world, our classrooms must be transformed into learning communities where students are working together to share ideas, build understanding and reach consensus. We’ll share strategies for creating and supporting classroom norms that make classrooms (whatever the classroom looks like today) a space where students excitedly speak, listen and constructively critique other’s ideas to figure out phenomena.

Note: This web seminar was also be presented live on the same day (April 22) at 12:00 pm ET for those unable to watch it live at 7:00 pm ET.

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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "Even though it was not directly stated, it helped me to understand how to make CER (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning) more social in the classroom rather than a written argument after an investigation."
  • "I enjoyed how you brought up the idea of classroom culture. I have heard many professors talk about this element inside of classrooms, and I have always struggled with developing this into my own classroom. I appreciated the concrete examples and differentiation."
  • "I loved watching actual classroom activities because it really showed me how things should be done. I got a lot of ideas which could really be of big help to my teaching."
  • "I thought this web seminar was excellent! I appreciated the interactive nature and the videos. Allowing us to spend time in the alone zone was a good reminder that, though we're digital, this is a collaborative learning opportunity."

A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' account page for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

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