Advisory: Iowa educators to explore new science standards June 15-17
Educators from across the state will learn about putting new science standards into practice during the Science Standards Immersion Institute this week in West Des Moines.
Participants will engage in three-dimensional science learning experiences and will explore various resources and instructional practices at the institute, which is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education and Grand View University’s Jacobson Institute for Innovation in Education. National and state science education leaders will facilitate the event, including K-12 educators who have implemented new science standards in other states. (Read about their experiences.)
The institute kicks off the second year of a four-year statewide implementation process. Last fall, Iowa adopted new science standards based on the Next Generation Science Standards. The standards identify science and engineering practices and content that all students in kindergarten through 12th grade should master in order to prepare for success in college and 21st century careers.
What: 2016 Science Standards Immersion Institute
Who: Iowa educators, led by facilitators from K-12 classrooms and higher education
When: June 15-17*
Where: Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines
The event is open to the media. See the 3-day institute agenda.
*Each day will emphasize issues related to specific grade spans. June 15 has an elementary focus; June 16 has a middle school focus; and June 17 has a high school focus.