Reading, Thinking, and Writing in the 6-12 Science Classroom

"Have you ever been frustrated by how quickly students seem to forget what you’ve taught them? Or by their struggles to use what they’ve learned in one context in a new, but related context? When we intentionally help students build schema, we can solve both problems.” -Julie Stern, 2021

In this interactive workshop, we will explore literacy strategies through a science lens to support students build their schema and increase their capacity to think like a scientist. Participants will learn a science literacy routine that will support students to:

  • Access prior knowledge  and build comprehension of science concepts and skills

  • Utilize writing to process thinking and apply learning during labs

  • Reflect on learning and self-assess progress 

6-12 Science teachers
Elena Sammon & Vejheh Tavakoli
Reading, Science, Writing, Literacy
1 - Planning, T-TESS 2 - Instruction, T-TESS 1.1 - Planning: Standards and Alignment, T-TESS 1.4 - Planning: Activities, T-TESS 2.2 - Instruction: Content Knowledge and Expertise 1 - Instructional Leadership, T-PESS 2 - Human Capital, T-PESS 1.1A - Ensures curricula aligned with state standards, T-PESS 1.1B - Monitors and ensures high quality instruction, T-PESS 2.2A - Maintains diverse and high quality work force

CPE Credits: 6.00  
Registration Closes: 6/13/2022 9:00 am
ESC Region 13
5701 Springdale Rd.
Austin, TX 78723
Tue. 6/14/2022 - 9:00am to 4:00pm