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Friday, January 24 • 10:00 - 17:00
Teaching/Learning Science Through Modeling Instruction

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Modeling Instruction is a pedagogy specific for the teaching/learning of science in all subject specific areas (Physics, Biology, Chemistry). It works effectively across the spectrum of grade levels (K-12) and this workshop will offer a sampling of mini units, that can be adapted to various grade bands. The session will begin with a brief introduction to Modeling Instruction and will then ask teachers to wear “student hats” as we progress through the sample lessons. In Modeling, we begin by eliciting the current conceptual model that students come to school with. This takes place through the use of a probe or phenomena where we ask students to draw a model of what they are thinking. We then take them through a sequence of experiments where they gather evidence and decide if this evidence supports or refutes their original model. This gives students the opportunity to reconstruct their model, and in the process, dispel any misconceptions they might have had. This pedagogy uses a Claim, Evidence, Reasoning structure and incorporates the key skill strands that are well aligned with both Next Generation Science Standards and the International Baccalaureate (PYP, MYP and Diploma) programs.

Friday January 24, 2020 10:00 - 17:00 CET

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