Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Bringing It All Together

Video: Watch Using Scientific Discourse to see how a 10th grade biology teacher has her students apply their scientific literacy skills to explore and reason through a problem that the class explores as an inquiry team.


Using Scientific Discourse

Students learn how to apply scientific reasoning to new problems and then communicate about it with peers. 

Teacher: Mary Murphy

School: The Urban School of San Francisco (Private), San Francisco, CA

Grade: 10

Discipline: Science (Biology)

Lesson Topic: Transcription and translation: Cracking a code

Lesson Month: January

Number of Students: 13

Reflect: Some teachers might find it challenging to assess individual student work on an open-ended problem involving lots of teamwork. Write down some strategies that you’ve used in the past for assessing this kind of work. Have you ever used peer assessment?