National Science Teaching Association

Archive: Transforming Science Learning: Who Is the “Knower” in the Classroom? Learning as Sensemaking in a Globally Connected World, April 1, 2020 (12:00 pm ET)

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WS imageHow can we ensure that students will be able to take what they know and can do to the next grade level and have the confidence to apply their learning to real-world situations at every age? Explore how sensemaking equips our kids to seize opportunities and achieve success in today’s globally connected world.

Note: This web seminar was also be presented live on the same day (April 1) at 7:00 pm ET for those unable to watch it live at 12:00 pm ET.

Presenters: Kate Soriano, Tricia Shelton

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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "I thought the seminar was organized very well and presented the information in a manner that made sense and built upon itself. I found the classroom video footage to be very enlightening."
  • "I love connecting with educators from different parts of the country and with different experiences. It really makes me feel inspired to know that so many folks are doing their best to make this world a better place. Technology has really given that element in knowing you are connected with people everywhere."
  • "The slides in the beginning about using ZOOM were great! I did not know about the annotate tool. The webinar covered a lot of information but as all the resources are available to us, we can digest at our own speeds!"
  • "I was thrilled that the presenters included descriptions of student work that included a scoring rubric for English language proficiency assessment of Modalities and Registers. Such information allows teachers and administrators to focus on what the students are actually learning instead of their English language proficiency limitations."
  • "I learned that it's not necessary to focus so much on the vocabulary compared to the actual process and ownership of learning for the students."

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