|| Guiding Student Ideas
October 20, repeated October 22
Eliciting student ideas often reveals a wide range of prior knowledge and
experience. In Workshop One, teachers will consider steps they can take
to steer student thinking and questioning and to bring focus to student
||Building Investigations from Questions
October 27, repeated October 29
Once students are able to articulate their questions, they must then decide
how to answer them. In Workshop Two, teachers will focus on steps they can
take to help students design their own investigations.
||Uncovering Critical Thinking Skills
November 3, repeated November 5
A minds-on component is integral to hands-on investigations. Young students
need to think critically about hands-on experiences in order to discover
answers to questions. In Workshop Three, teachers will examine steps they
can take to develop critical thinking skills in their students.
||Creating Meaning from Dissonance
November 10, repeated November 12
Investigations in science and math often lead to varied outcomes. In Workshop
Four, teachers will explore steps they can take to help students learn from
one another by communicating, negotiating, and building consensus around
||Changing Course Due to Unexpected Conditions
November 17, repeated November 19, 24, and 26
Lessons do not always proceed as planned. Teachers often find that students
are having difficulty with a particular concept, or an activity is just
not sailing along smoothly. In Workshop Five, teachers will consider steps
they can take to diagnose and address conditions mid-lesson.
||Tallying the Final Score
December 1, repeated December 3
Through the course of a unit, students have many experiences that may contribute
to new and related understandings. In Workshop Six, teachers will examine
steps they can take to assess "the bigger picture" - and even help students
learn - by moving away from traditional tests and toward alternative forms
||Cultivating Connections outside the Classroom
December 8, repeated December 10
The world outside of the classroom is fertile ground for teaching math and
science. In Workshop Seven, teachers will focus on steps they can take to
create meaningful connections when drawing on resources outside of the classroom.
||Charting the Next Move
December 15, repeated December 17
This series has focused on steps toward change in response to classroom
situations. In Workshop Eight, teachers will explore steps they can take
to balance these classroom issues with local, state, and national requirements.
Questions or comments about The Next Move? Discuss them with other participants here.
First Steps Home
Next Move Home