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Saturday, March 7 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Engaging with Socioscientific Issues Through the Media

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This session is based on findings from the analysis of media texts and on ongoing classroom research with the Carbon TIME curriculum. Our findings suggest the type of instruction that can support students in working with media texts, including promising scaffolds. We will engage teachers in analyzing the challenges of reading media texts, so they can understand the support their students will need to read these texts, and in a lesson structure that they can use with their students, so they will be better able to support their students with this science practice. The lesson structure can be used with texts about all socio-scientific issues so teachers can adapt it for the content they teach. This instruction is vital for preparing students to be informed citizens who can understand and respond well to science-related issues which have implications for their and their community's well being.

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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 →
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Carly Seeterlin

Research Assistant, Michigan State University
Teaching Intern at Michigan State University studying Integrated Science Education interests include curriculum development and disciplinary literacy.

Saturday March 7, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am CST
Banquet 6