Webinar Replay 2/18/2020 - Using Modeling in K-12 Science Classrooms

The Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation is pleased to offer a replay of the webinar session from February 18, 2020 at no charge.

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Webinar Topic: Using Modeling in K-12 Science Classrooms

What is a scientific model? How do students engage in modeling? What could this look like in a science classroom? With the recent implementation of new practice-focused science standards in Tennessee and across the country, modeling is a high leverage practice that engages students in all of the other NGSS scientific practices and helps students make sense of science in their everyday lives. When students engage in modeling while studying natural phenomena, thinking is made visible and public, ideas are more easily connected, teachers can better see student thinking and conceptual changes in their thinking, and students are allowed to critique one another’s claims and use of evidence. The practice of modeling mirrors how actual scientists find answers through reasoning and inquiry, and is a natural companion to phenomenon-based learning.