Goal for this session: Teachers will be able to identify what students are ready to learn about a disciplinary core idea (DCI) and far they can move their understanding forward in one investigation. We call this a “chunk.” An investigation may be a single lesson or short sequence of lessons.
Goal for this session: Teachers are able to a craft a investigation question that guides activities and discussions and leads students to a deeper understanding of a disciplinary core idea (DCI).
Session 3: What's the Evidence
Prepare 3 - The Challenges of Developing Explanations Based on Data and Reasoning by Carol Smith
Planning Tool (docx) (Updated 1/8/2015)
Example Planning Tool (pdf) (Updated 1/8/2015)
Session 4: Focus on Making Meaning
Study Guide (pdf) (Updated 1/8/2015)
Prepare 2 - Talk Science Video: Why is Talk Important?
Prepare 3 - Talk Science Primer