Archive | January, 2013

Science Department Meeting January 31, 2013

31 Jan

A G E N D A

  1. NEWTON AWARD FOR SCIENCE FAIR SUPPORT – Mr. Juan

We have a top ISEF winner going to State!

Please incorporate THIS into your plans for Science Fair next year.

Note:  9 Top Board Projects will go to District

3 Bridges

3 Powerpoint projects – Printed out as Research Papers!

BTW Google Science Fair 2013 is open through April (LINK)

2.  INTERIMS – Quarterly Assessments

Metacognition – Reflective responses & feedback

Construction Spiral

After reviewing an FCAT KEY Concept build reflection around a three-step learning cycle—

(1) individual writing for 3-5 minutes,

(2) small group sharing in trios or pairs, and

(3) whole class, non-evaluative compilation. Used to construct understandings and concepts.

(FORMATIVE PROBES Article)

3. FCAT Level Indicators  LINK

4. New Item Specs LINK

5. Homeroom Preps

States of Matter   Symbiosis

5. 7th Grade Reading & Science –  Nifty use of the IPADS! Hooray!

Science Department Meeting January 10, 2013

8 Jan

Approval For Purchase of Consumeables

 

1. Happy New Year!

2. Discovery Star Educator opportunity

3. Interims & Quarterly Assessments