Dana Center Presents at the 60th Annual CAST Conference

TSELA Presents: Fostering Effective Teaching and Learning: How to Achieve Your Science Vision

Katey Arrington

Katey Arrington

Presented by: Katey Arrington and Shelly LeDoux
Date & Time: Friday, November 10, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Hilton Room – 340 B
Session ID: 307

How can leaders become more effective facilitators of change?

Leadership for greater student achievement requires attention to research-informed behaviors that encourage continuous improvement. These behaviors create an environment conducive to change and promote a collaborative culture where vision can become action. Session participants will explore the role of leadership in… 

  • communicating expectations.
  • promoting collaborative learning and planning. 
  • monitoring progress and making adjustments. 

How can leaders support individuals during times of change?

Because systems adopt change and individuals implement change, leaders need strategies to support predictable reactions and behaviors experienced by individuals. Participants will explore a framework for supporting the affective nature of change, using specific interventions for improving performance and moving toward established goals. Participants will… 

  • explore researched-informed Stages of Concern that can guide leadership actions. 
  • plan a course of action to support high-quality mathematics instruction.

 

Stop by our booth #638 in the Exhibit Hall!

 

All Systems Go! Using a Systems Approach with K-5 Students in Life Science

Dana Staff Faculty Member Tracey Ramirez

Tracey Ramirez

Presented by: Tracey Ramirez
Date & Time: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Room: GRB Space – 382 A
Session ID: 965

A Framework for K–12 Science Education identifies and describes 7 crosscutting concepts. These crosscutting concepts, called recurring themes in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, are important in science because they can help students connect knowledge from Life, Physical, and Earth and Space Sciences into a coherent and scientifically based view of the world. When science instruction is based on these concepts, students gain a coherent understanding of scientific ideas.

Participants will engage in a hands-on learning experience focused on the crosscutting concept of Systems in Life Science. Using a systems approach, participants will have an opportunity to experience how crosscutting concepts deepen students’ understanding of science concepts while providing a way to connect to prior, current, and future learning in science.

 

All Systems Go! Using a Systems Approach with K-5 Students in Physical Science

Presented by: Tracey Ramirez
Date & Time: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Room: GRB Space – 382 C
Session ID: 961

A Framework for K–12 Science Education identifies and describes 7 crosscutting concepts. These crosscutting concepts, called recurring themes in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, are important in science because they can help students connect knowledge from Life, Physical, and Earth and Space Sciences into a coherent and scientifically based view of the world. When science instruction is based on these concepts, students gain a coherent understanding of scientific ideas.

Participants will engage in a hands-on learning experience focused on the crosscutting concept of Systems in Physical Science. Using a systems approach, participants will have an opportunity to experience how crosscutting concepts deepen students’ understanding of science concepts while providing a way to connect to prior, current, and future learning in science.
 

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