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Monday, December 11 • 1:25pm - 1:55pm
Evoke Student Passion to Investigate 3-Dimensions of Learning Using Scientific Tools (Breakout 4) FULL

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Research has highlighted the inequities between different students’ achievement in science fairs and on scientific research (Bencze & Bowen, 2009; Schmidt & Kelter, 2017). With Nebraska’s new College and Career Ready Standards for Science, how can we successfully engage all students in discovering their own path to figuring out disciplinary core ideas and cross cutting concepts using science and engineering practices?  Consider this model based on Digital Observation Technology Skills Kits (D.O.T.S) (Hougham, 2015).
With a structure adaptable to all K-12 grade levels, this session focuses on an example of a diverse group of middle and high school students.  Collaborating in small groups and utilizing high- and low-tech data collection tools, students make observations of the natural world, inspired by content-related phenomena, and develop questions from those observations.  Students then carry out investigations and analyze data for evidence to make a preliminary claim.


Justin Andersson

Science Instructional Coach, Omaha Public Schools
Justin comes from a background in Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology before becoming a middle school science teacher. Currently a Science Instructional Coach, Justin is a member of a dynamic team that works to impact student achievement through the self-selected growth... Read More →
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Dan Sitzman

Science Instructional Coach, Omaha Public Schools

Monday December 11, 2017 1:25pm - 1:55pm CST
A3 Room, First Floor, North Hallway