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Friday, December 4 • 8:20am - 9:10am
Scientific Literacy - The Benefits of Well-Designed Science Instruction for All Students LIMITED

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Scientific literacy is the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for personal decision making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity (National Science Education Standards). Yet, research demonstrates the limited breadth and scope and flawed content typically taught to students with extensive learning needs (Courtade et al 2007, Blank and Smithson, 2014). These limits mean that too many students have little opportunity to learn science literacy. This session will explore the importance of scientific literacy, including opportunities to communicate information and ideas using AAC, and how all students can benefit from well-designed science instruction. OBJECTIVES: 1. Articulate the importance of science literacy for all students. Participants will identify the components of science literacy and discuss how those components are applied in current and future situations. 2. Understand the value of cross-cutting concepts and modeling for science instruction. Participants will review the NGSS cross-cutting concepts and why they are important for well-designed instruction. 3. Identify key markers for evaluating science instruction. Identifying key markers for well-designed instruction will contribute to ensuring science instruction is content correct and accessible. 4. Experience science lessons accessible for all students. Participants will actively engage in a science activity, identify the cross-cutting concepts embedded within the instruction and evaluate the lesson based on the key markers.


Friday December 4, 2015 8:20am - 9:10am PST
Columbia 1402 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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