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    DoDEA Grant and NGSS

    2016-2021

    5 year PD and Teacher Support/Resource Cycle

    Life Science - Earth & Space Science - Physical Science


     

    DoDEA Doins' Blog: Click to read An informational blog for teachers

     

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    • available to teachers each year
    • Online PD
    • In class support from Science coach
    • ESD ongoing PD for DoDEA Science leaders
    • DoDEA Science Leaders share info with teachers in their building

     

    FOSS SCIENCE KITS

    • Each kit updated for use by teachers
    • Pre/Post Foss Kit Assessments updated
    • ELA science writing assessment prepared
    • Resources for before, during, and after Science prepared

     

    TIMELINE

    2016-2017
    Life Science Kit and Assessments Updated
    Coaching support and implementation Spring 2017

    2017-2018        
    Earth & Space Kit and Assessments Updated
    Earth & Space Kit lessons taught with support from Science coach

    2018-2019        
    Physical Science Kit and Assessments Updated and Ready

    2019-2020        
    Updates on kits and assessments continues as needed
    Deepening & Refining of Science teaching with continued support from Science Coach, online PD, and DoDEA building Science leaders

    2020-2021        
    Updates on kits and assessments continues as needed
    Deepening & Refining of Science teaching with continued support from Science Coach, online PD, and DoDEA building Science leaders        

     

    SUPPORTS & RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

    • Elementary Science Coach
    • Online Professional Development and Clock Hours
    • Updated Foss Science Kits
    • Updated pre and post assessments for Foss Kits
    • Connections between ELA and NGSS and revised ELA assessment for Science writing
    • Opportunities for teacher input and feedback via survey monkey and clock hour eval forms

     

    WHAT DODEA SCIENCE BUILDING LEADERS WILL DO

    • Attend monthly planning meetings, beginning January, for the DoDEA grant around NGSS and implementation
    • Provide feedback for PD plans and activities and DoDEA teacher surveys
    • Participate in revising existing assessments (Foss kit pre and post, ELA expository writing) and compiling digitial resource bundles for use with updated Foss Science kits
    • Encourage teachers in assigned building to take advantage of NGSS webinars and other online PD opportunities
    • Encourage teachers to complete anonymous surveys for purposes of measuring progress of teacher capacity around NGSS implementation
    • Attend and present at ACT meetings
    • Serve as liaison between ACT meetings and school staff and present ACT DoDEA/NGSS info to staff at assigned building

     

    WHAT CLASSROOM TEACHERS WILL DO

    • Receive info from DoDEA Science building leaders
    • Participate in online NGSS PD for clock hours
    • Teach Science lessons with in class support from science coach
    • Learn about NGSS and Science teaching practices
Last Modified on March 16, 2018