Catalyst 2016 has ended
Friday, October 21 • 10:15am - 11:30am
K-12: Teaching, Assessing and Evaluating Student Inquiry

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Hi everyone - I'm happy to continue conversations, plase feel free to email me.

my email - nmcaleer@sd62.bc.ca or nancy.mcaleer@hotmail.com

Come see easy-to-implement ways to give effective feedback on Inquiry skills, how to assess and evaluate inquiry for grading and how to effectively integrate First Peoples perspectives and interdisciplinary studies in meaningful ways. See how Core Competencies and Curricular competencies can be seamlessly addressed in a Science classroom while teaching content. Workshop contains sample activities, projects, materials and methods which could be easily used for grades 5-12 with adaptations by the teacher. Resources will be provided as take-aways or downloads. You may win a door prize!

Door prize given out (recommended for gr 3-8 but you could extend some activities a bit higher): 25 Quick Formative Assessments for a Differentiated Classroom (Scholastic) - available on Amazon as well as other sellers

Recommended book full of great stuff - not mentioned in session but my personal copy is dog eared and has tags all over it if that is any indication: First Nations Science & Ethnobotany Unit K-10 - available from www.strongnations.com  - based on old curriculum but the content and approaches will still work well with the new curriculum - HIGHLY recommended

Also Douglas Llewellyn books: Inquire within (grades 3-8 implementing inquiry and argument based science), Differentiated Science Inquiry  (exactly what it sounds like) and Teaching High School Science through Inquiry - all excellent.(all from Corwin and on Amazon)

Page Keeley: Science Formative Assessment (also from Corwin) - there are two newer volumes or an older edition.

shared links:
google drive link that some wonderful people in SD73 made  - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByJi-LSlV0UCS29nVk1lRXZYWkU 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYGawWpiDOE getting started in student inquiry
http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/curriculum/science/INQ_Rubric_MS.pdf                   formative assessment rubric
http://www.learninginnovationlab.com/uploads/1/2/0/0/12000341/inquiry_lab_rubric.pdf     deficit model rubric

http://galileo.org/rubric.pdf                        discipline-based and  interdisciplinary studies rubric
http://www2.phy.ilstu.edu/pte/302content/inquiry_labs/302-312_inq_lab_rubric.pdf        authentic inquiry lab scoring rubric

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Nancy McAleer

Science Teacher, Sooke School Dsitrict #62
Nancy McAleer worked for three years as a Curriculum Development team member with the Ministry of Education's current K-9 and 10-12 Science Revisions. Also, Nancy worked closely with the First Nations Education Steering Committee as a contributor to the First Peoples' Science 5-9... Read More →

Friday October 21, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am