KSDE Science Professional Development Opportunities
After collecting and reviewing science educator listserv survey data from the previous school year, KSDE has been working with a great group of educators and service centers to provide science professional learning opportunities to meet board goals. These sessions target science education needs and gaps evaluated from surveys. KSDE will be hosting four trainings in the fall featuring one session topic and four in the spring for a different session topic.
- · Full day sessions will begin at 9:00am and conclude by 4:00pm (graduate credit available).
- · Cost $20 per attendee
- · You do not have to be a part of the service center to participate; anyone can attend.
Dates and Locations have been set for the fall trainings (spring session dates will be announced soon):
K-12 Educators Fall Session Title: Deeper Dive Using the Two Newer Dimensions of Our Science Standards
- · This session will focus on developing a better understanding and learning how to use the two newer dimensions of the science vision for education. The scientific method and term “inquiry” are better defined now with the science and engineering practices. The cross-cutting concepts are new to science education and link the different disciplines in science and connect to other content areas. These two dimensions are essential for the new vision of 3-dimensional learning in science.
- · This session works towards the KSDE vision results your district is working towards in the areas of postsecondary success, civic engagement, kindergarten readiness, and high school graduation.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me!
Lizette Burks, Ed.D.
Science Education Program Consultant
Career Standards & Assessment Services
Kansas State Department of Education
LANDON STATE OFFICE BUILDING, 900 SW JACKSON STREET, SUITE 653, TOPEKA, KS 66612