Archive: Transforming Science Learning: Evaluating Lessons for Sensemaking Using the NSTA Sensemaking Tool, August 10, 2022

The NSTA Sensemaking Tool (adapted from the research-based NGSS Lesson Screener) is designed to help educators be critical consumers of curricular materials as well as create and/or revise science lessons to reflect the instructional shifts (sensemaking) required by new standards. Join us to gain experience using the tool and facilitating criteria-based consensus conversations with colleagues.

All individuals receive a certificate of participation and 100 NSTA activity points for attending the live seminar and completing the end-of-program survey. A certificate of participation is not awarded for watching the recorded version of the program.

We invite you to register for upcoming web seminars at NSTA.

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To view the presentation slides from the web seminar and related resources, visit the resource collection. Continue discussing this topic in the community forums.

Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "It was most helpful seeing a completed example of a specific lesson and completed rubric. I also enjoyed exchanging ideas in the breakout rooms!"
  • "Loved, as always, engaging with other teachers & the presenters."
  • "The presenter is dynamic! Great topic with real world application."

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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