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"Phenomenal GRC Lessons" Webinar April 23rd Hosted by Brett Moulding
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
Category: Webinar

"Phenomenal GRC Lessons" Webinar April 23rd Hosted by Kenneth Huff & Brett Moulding

When: April 23, 2019
Time: 2:00 CDT
Platform: Join Zoom Meeting -https://zoom.us/j/706101263

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A Framework for K-12 Science Education, the Next Generation Science Standards and state standards based on the Framework, describe science learning expectations in terms of three-dimensions - practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the science performance sequence of Gather, Reason, and Communicate Reasoning (GRC) and will develop a deeper understanding of the role of phenomena in engaging students in science performances. The GRC instructional sequence is an effective approach to facilitating three-dimensional student science performances. GRC provides a structure for instruction consistent with the research in how students learn science. Webinar participants will learn about a website with vetted GRC lessons for each K-12 grade-level NGSS standard. The webinar will help participants gain useful insights into the recently released NASEM report Science and Engineering Grades 6-12: Investigations and Design at the Center. This report provides a meaningful description of how to achieve classroom instruction consistent with the Framework

About Kenneth Huff

Kenneth L. Huff is a National Board Certified Teacher in early adolescence science with twenty-two years of classroom experience. Currently, he is a middle school teacher in the Williamsville Central School District in Williamsville, NY. Kenneth serves as a member of his district’s Staff Development Council, and he founded and leads a Young Astronaut Council for fifth through eighth grade students. Mr. Huff also taught at Cleveland Hill Schools in Cheektowaga, NY.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Huff is the current president of The Association of Presidential Awardees in Science Teaching, a member of The National Academies Teacher Advisory Council, and Director at Large for Professional Development for the Science Teachers Association of New York State. Kenneth is also a contributing member of the space systems technical committee for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He was a member of the Committee on Middle Level Science Teaching for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and served as chair of the NSTA Aerospace Programs Advisory Board, where he initiated and led the effort to develop a national position statement on aerospace education.

A native of New York, Kenneth earned his BS and MS in Education from the State University of New York College at Buffalo.

About Brett Moulding

Brett Moulding is the director of the Partnership for Effective Science Teaching and Learning, a five-district professional development collaborative. He is co-author of A Vision and Plan for Science Teaching and Learning, a book providing educators with insights into classroom instruction consistent with NGSS and the Framework for K-12 Science Education. He was the Director of the Council of State Science Supervisors’ Building Capacity for State Science Education (BCSSE) initiative. He has provided professional development sessions on effective science teaching consistent with NGSS and Framework as well as professional consultation in over 20 states.