Ch. 7 Additional Resources (This page is being updated- check back in Nov 2011!)
Chapter 7 discusses examples of how to embed CTS in ongoing professional development strategies, Additional resources to use with each of the strategies are listed here. Check back as new resources are added and updated. If you have a CTS resource that can be used within one of the listed professional development strategies in the Leader's Guide, please contact us so that we may share users' strategies, tools, and resources on this web site.
Professional Development Strategy Applications Included in the Leader's Guide:
STUDY GROUPS OR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES (PLCs)
COLLABORATIVE INQUIRY INTO EXAMINING STUDENT THINKING (CIEST)
CTS VIDEO DEMONSTRATION LESSON (VDL)
CTS INTEGRATED LESSON STUDY
CTS ACTION RESEARCH
Notes from the Field- Teaching for Conceptual Change: Uncovering Student Thinking in Science Through Action Research- This collection of teacher action research projects, funded through an MSP State grant to the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance shows how K-8 teachers used the CTS Action Research process described in the Science CTS Leader's Guide, to learn more about their students conceptions and take informed action based on their findings. The process combines CTS, Uncovering Student Ideas in Science assessment probes, and data gathering/analysis techniques.
CTS MENTORING AND COACHING
Professional Development Strategy Applications NOT Included in the Leader's Guide that Can Be Used with CTS
CONTENT IMMERSION WITH SCIENTIST PARTNERS
EXAMINING STUDENT WORK