How can we use feedback to support student learning?
By Neelo Soltanzadeh | December 8, 2021
I recently came across a recipe for “fesenjoon“, a Persian staple at my family’s Thanksgiving table. As I attempted to recreate this stew that I’d eaten many times, I found myself repeatedly speed-dialing my mom: “Is this the […]
Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs) were included in the Framework for K-12 Science Education as one of the three dimensions of science even though the CCCs hadn’t been explicit in science and engineering education before. They were always implicitly there, of course, underlying the content students learned, but because they were rarely included in learning goals, only a relatively small […]
What would it look like for students to progressively develop science and engineering practices?
By Jennifer Childress Self | September 8, 2021
Over the last decade, we’ve all shifted our focus from inquiry skills to science and engineering practices (SEPs). We’ve seen the work of engaging students in SEPs explode in a good way. It’s becoming normal for students to use models to describe what’s going on or to use claim-evidence-reasoning structures to list evidence and make […]
The #PennSEL West Cohort has been engaging in @WestEd's "Leading Professional Learning" simulation that helps educators learn to build a community of practice among school faculty that leads to sustained use of effective practices and improved learning for all.