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Friday, March 6 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Putting the Pieces Together: Supporting Synthesis Discussions in K-2 Science Classrooms

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Imagine that you facilitated an activity where students talked excitedly while they worked to figure out why toys move in different ways. They return to the rug for a discussion that you are hoping allows them to find patterns and connect to the phenomenon. But how do you move beyond their noticings? In this session, we will use a lesson from our freely available NGSS-aligned SOLID Start curriculum to model ways to support K-2 students in synthesizing within and across lesson activities. You will leave this session with resources and strategies to facilitate synthesis discussions among your students.

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten D. Edwards

Kirsten D. Edwards

Research Assistant, Michigan State University
I am a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University. Prior to coming to MSU, I was a middle school science and math teacher and did curriculum review and development work for elementary and middle school. My research interests are at the intersection of science and literacy. Specifically... Read More →
avatar for Amber Bismack

Amber Bismack

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Michigan State University
avatar for Tanya S. Wright

Tanya S. Wright

Assistant professor, Michigan State University
Tanya Wright, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. She is a former kindergarten teacher whose research and teaching focus on curriculum and instruction in language and literacy during the early childhood and elementary... Read More →
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Amelia Gotwals

Michigan State University
Amelia Wenk Gotwals, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. She is a former middle school science teacher whose research and teaching focus on curriculum, instruction, and assessment in science in elementary and middle... Read More →
JW

JoAnne West

Research Assistant, Michigan State University
I am a doctoral student and research assistant at MSU, where I work on the SOLID Start project writing K-2 NGSS aligned curriculum. I have been a Kindergarten through second grade teacher, reading specialist, and instructional coach.


Friday March 6, 2020 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Michigan 2

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