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Revised Draft MA Science & Technology/ Engineering Standards. Launch Event November 16, 2013. Our goals. Familiarity with the revised standards and discuss implications. Recognize the interdependencies of each grade-level and between disciplines

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Revised draft ma science technology engineering standards

Revised Draft MAScience & Technology/ Engineering Standards

Launch Event

November 16, 2013

Our goals
Our goals

  • Familiarity with the revised standards and discuss implications.

  • Recognize the interdependencies of each grade-level and between disciplines

  • Encourage collaboration among science and technology/engineering teachers

Shifts in the draft ste standards
Shifts in the draft STE standards

  • Preparation for post-secondary success

  • Coherent progressions of learning (practices and concepts)

  • Integration of practices with concepts

  • PreK-8 integrated, grade-by-grade standards

College career readiness
College & Career Readiness

Students who are college and career ready in Science and Technology/Engineering will demonstrate the academic knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to enter into and succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing science, engineering or technical courses; certificate or workplace training programs requiring an equivalent level of science; or a comparable entry-level science or technical course at the institution. College and career ready students in Science and Technology/Engineering will be academically prepared to:

  • Analyze scientific phenomena and solve technical problems in real-world contexts using relevant science and engineering practices and disciplinary core ideas.

  • Use appropriate scientific and technical reasoning to support, critique, and communicate scientific and technical claims and decisions.

  • Appropriately apply relevant mathematics in scientific and technical contexts.

Science engineering practices
Science & engineering practices

1. Asking questions and defining problems

2. Developing and using models

3. Planning and carrying out investigations

4. Analyzing and interpreting data

5. Using mathematics and computational thinking

6. Constructing explanations and designing solutions

7. Engaging in argument from evidence

8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Coherent progressions of l earning
Coherent progressions of learning

  • Vertical alignment through progressions of practices and concepts

  • Draws on learning progression research

    • A Framework for K-12 Science Education (NRC, 2012)

    • Learning Progressions in Science: Current Challenges and Future Directions (Alonzo & Gotwals, 2012)

    • Learning Progressions in Science: An Evidence-Based Approach to Reform (CPRE, 2009)

Integration of p ractices content
Integration of practices & content

  • Importance of opportunities to engage in practices in authentic contexts

  • Increased mastery of sophisticated subject matter

  • Increased interest in STEM

    • America’s Lab Report (NRC, 2005)

    • Opportunity to Learn Audit: High School Science (Rennie Center, 2008)

Integration of practices content
Integration of practices & content

  • Articulates expected performance/demonstration

  • Not limited to modeling in curriculum and instruction

Prek 8 grade by grade standards
PreK-8 grade-by-grade standards

  • Grade-specific standards support:

    • Collaboration and sharing across districts on curriculum, district determined measures, etc

    • Consistency when students move schools/districts

  • All 4 disciplines in each grade encourage integrated instruction

  • Pre-K developed by EEC

High school model
High school model

  • Maintain current model of course choices, flexibility for different pathways

  • Ensure all options lead to student development of science & engineering practices by end of 3 years of lab science (MassCore)

  • Continuing to work on the HS model with DHE and others

Based on ngss
Based on NGSS

  • MA participated as a Lead State in NGSS development (26 states total)

  • Significant and ongoing input from state

  • Core ideas, practices, and coding system in MA draft are consistent with NGSS

  • Specific wording & HS modeldiffer

Next steps for ma standards
Next steps for MA standards

  • Public draft through 2014-15

    • Use for planning; PD, curriculum

    • Try out standards in curriculum & instruction

    • Use to inform educator goals, district determined measures

  • Move to official public comment and adoption process 2015-16

    • Add additional Framework materials

  • Multi-year implementation/transition period (including MCAS) after adoption

Implications for teaching
Implications for teaching

Source: Brian Reiser, Northwestern University, 2013

Revised draft ma science technology engineering standards

Access the standards once posted:

Questions, Comments, Suggestions on the standards after today:

Breakout sessions
Breakout Sessions

  • Session A: Heterogeneous groups

    • Focus on interdisciplinary connections PreK-5

    • Foundations for middle and high school

  • Session B: Homogenous groups

    • Look at your grade span/discipline

  • Breakout rooms indicated on name tag

  • Each group records key discussion points

  • Summary of discussions will be sent to you

Thank you
Thank you!

We look forward to working together on revised science & technology/engineering standards!