Implementing the New PA Integrated Science (SE), Environment, Ecology (EE), Technology and Engineering (TE) Standards
October 21, 2021 - June 14, 2022
Instructor(s): Peney E. Wright, Eric Yoder
Description of Activity: Full implementation of PA’s Integrated SE, EE & TE Academic Standards and revised PSSA Science Testing format will begin in school year 2023-2024. In preparation for this 3-year roll out, we are offering a series of two workshop sessions. In session #1 we will unpack the new standards’ characteristics and format, focus on student performance expectations and take a deep dive into grade level and grade band SE, EE and TE curriculum. Session #2 supports educators with inquiry-based methods and communicating claim-evidence-reasoning (C-E-R) techniques to meet student performance expectations; followed by district wide time for curriculum mapping.
Strongly Recommended: Assemble a team of at least one district-level administrator, one building administrator, one K-2 teacher, one 3-5 teacher, one middle school teacher, one high school teacher, a STEM teacher, one or more special education teachers, one or more ELL teachers, an instructional coach, and/or guidance counselors.
Sessions Progression: Session #1 must be completed first, but any subsequent Session #2 workshop may be selected throughout the school year. They can be, but do not have to be, completed in close proximity. Act 48 will not be issued until Session #2 has been completed.
See additional PD opportunities to support the new standards: Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs), Engineering is Elementary (EiE) and Engineering by Design (Ebd)
Location: Workshop will be held in the Stem/Spark Lab or Virtual
Registration is open until 10/21/2021