Supporting Excellent Science Teaching for Georgia

GSTA Assessment Mini-Conference


GSTA is hosting an March Mini-Conference on Saturday, 3/6 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. The March theme is ASSESSMENT and how we can connect assessment and science.  Each session will have an individual link to an online platform such as Zoom, Teams, or Google Meets. Be sure to scroll to the end to see great pre-recorded sessions from the Georgia DOE - this 15 minute videos provide insight to 3-D assessments. Please evaluate the conference using this link.

Time

Grade

Title

Presenter

Description

Presentation Link

8:30 - 9:15

K-5

Claim Evidence Reasoning: Implementing Strategies for Student Success

Valerie Sellers & Kenn Heydrick

Accelerate Learning

Join us for an interactive workshop on Claim Evidence Reasoning (CER). We will discuss and explore strategies for implementing CER in a virtual environment, scaffolding the process to reach more learners, and communicating clear expectations to students.


Link to Recording

8:30 - 9:15

6-12

Assessments using Simulations, Data, and Online Resources

Donna Barrett GSTA President

Are you looking for simulations and data sources to assess students in hybrid learning situations? Come find out about more about sources for data, simulations, virtual labs, etc. NSTA Daily Do, HHMI, Data Nuggets will be included. This session is primarily for teachers of 6-12.

Link to Recording

Link to Resources

9:20 - 10:05

K-12

Constructing Multiple Choice Assessment Items that Align to the Science GSE

Juan Carlos Aguilar GaDOE

The presentation will provide a suggested road map to construct multiple choice assessment items that are three dimensional in nature and may provide formative information on how students are progressing towards developing the skills and scientific knowledge needed to analyze and explain natural phenomena.

Link to Session

10:15 - 10:45

6-12

Self-Assessment & Student Goal Setting

Justin Harvey GSTA President Elect

Assessment is not just for the teacher! In this session we will look at strategies for students to self-assess their progress toward learning targets, set goals for themselves, and take ownership for their learning.

Link to Session

10:15 - 10:45

K-12

Designing Problem Based Learning at Zoo Atlanta

Jade Ricketts & Colleen Murphy

Zoo Atlanta

Explore Zoo Atlanta's living laboratory and how our team uses STEM strategies to solve everyday challenges. Apply what you have learned to design Problem Based Learning opportunities for your students utilizing online resources.

Link to Resources

10:50 -11:05

K-5

Phenomenon: Starting point for designing 3D classroom- based assessments

Sharma Meenakshi

Mercer University

The workshop will be aimed at helping teachers think about use of phenomenon in creating rich 3D assessment tasks for K-5 students. Teachers will collaborate using a google document that will illustrate various examples of K-5 level 3D assessments. Teachers will analyze the role of phenomenon within these assessment tasks for a) student sense-making, b) operationalizing science and engineering practices and c) providing insight to students thinking. At the end of the workshop, I will provide a list of various web resources that can be used to design phenomenon-based assessments.

Link to Session

Meeting ID: 531 509 3171

Passcode: 3D

Link to Resources

11:10 - 11:55

K-12

Assessing the Crosscutting Concepts

Patrick Enderle

Georgia State University

The crosscutting concepts (CCCs) constitute a major element of the 3D Teaching & Learning framework that guided the development of the GSEs. However, although one of the three dimensions, they often receive much less attention than the disciplinary core ideas and science and engineering practices. One of the greatest challenges is determining which ones to focus on and how to address them in an integrated fashion. This session will explore these issues, provide some recommendations, and explore some freely available resources, with a focus on assessments, to support science teachers in making the CCCs a more integral part of their students’ learning.

Link to Session

Pre Recorded Session The Science Practices Continuum

Amanda Buice

GADOE

As we think about assessment, we aren't just thinking about the disciplinary core ideas. The science and engineering practices matter too! Join me as I share a resources from a NSF funded project that has developed a continuum to guide and evaluate student performance in the science practices. There is also a self-reflective tool to evaluate your instruction!

Pre-Recording Link

Link to Resources

Pre Recorded Session

6-12

(15 min)

Connecting Students with Phenomenon Task Assessments

Keith Crandall GaDOE

In this session, we will explore resources to support 3D assessments, and share templates and examples.

Pre-Recorded Link

Link to Resources

Pre Recorded Session

K-12

(15 min)

Using Self-Evaluation Checklist with Students

Renee Shirley-Stevens GaDOE

This video goes over how to use the self-evaluation checklist documents that were designed by the Georgia Department of Education science team.

Pre-Recorded Link






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