The Framework for K-12 Science Education has provided a new vision for science education. This is a heavy, yet exciting lift for science educators. The ultimate goal of this new vision is developing scientifically literate citizens, who collaborate for the best possible solution to a problem or scientifically constructed explanation of phenomena. This vision also embraces what students bring to the classroom from their community, their culture, and their identity as they make sense of the natural and human-made parts of our world. Please contact Wendi Vogel (Science Consultant) for assistance with professional learning needs, curricular resource decisions or implementation, course sequencing, and/or general science instructional supports. Kent ISD is here to help!

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May 10, 2022
Using These Resources Makes Disciplinary Literacy Easier!
Essential Practices for Disciplinary Literacy Instruction in the Secondary Classroom: Grades 6 to 12 focus on literacy in the content area. This brings up a lot of questions around how teachers all over the state might access resources that already utilize Disciplinary Literacy Essentials (DLE) instructional practices in an equitable manner. Then, thinking from a system’s lens, how does a district provide this opportunity for each teacher in grades 6-12?
September 28, 2021
Getting Started with Essential Practices for Disciplinary Literacy
Recently on the LLCN brief podcast, Mark Raffler and Sarah Shoemaker chatted with Jenelle Williams, Literacy Consultant, Oakland Schools ISD, and Dr. Darin Stockdill, University of Michigan, about the Essential Literacy Practices for Disciplinary Literacy Instruction: Grades 6-12. Mark and Darin discussed the differences between the terms “Disciplinary Literacy” and “Content Literacy.” A topic you … Continue reading Getting Started with Essential Practices for Disciplinary Literacy

Student jumping like a squirrel for a science experiment.
October 16, 2020

Jump Like a Squirrel

Wyoming – Ashley DeMaagd bent her knees and sprung off the floor, jumping forward 63 inches, or 5-feet, 3 inches. Nice jump for someone without a tail or claws. “We can jump pretty far,” Ashley said of herself and her bouncy third-grade classmates at Oriole Park Elementary. “But squirrels, because of their body structure, can jump...Continue reading 

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STEM teacher Nicole Andreas shares how to use Roadmaps digital content with kindergarteners (courtesy)
October 28, 2020

Mapping the Road to Learning

Kent City — Elementary teachers Billie Freeland and Nicole Andreas are at the forefront of using a curriculum designed to further educational goals, regardless of whether students are in person or online...Continue Reading

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Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Crosscutting, Core Ideas, and Practices that make up the three dimensional learning for NGSXImproving Science Education Through Three-Dimensional Learning

  • Crosscutting Concepts
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