Rolling Out the Reasons for Engaging in Scientific Argumentation

Session Purpose/Overview:

This session focuses on participants engaging in strategies for empowering teachers to plan and deliver high-quality science instruction. Participants will use principles grounded in Negotiating Science: The Critical Role of Argument in Student Inquiry by Brian Hand et al and integrate the Claims-Evidence-Reasoning model to increase educator effectiveness and achievement for all students.

Session Description:

This session will introduce participants to the Claims-Evidence-Reasoning model for argument in K-12 science education and the Science Writing Heuristic.

Session Objectives:

Participants will…
  • Explore the elements associated with engaging in argument from evidence
  • Engage in activities that apply the Claims-Evidence-Reasoning model and Science Writing Heuristic
  • Link activities to Professional Teaching Standards, NC Science Essential Standards, Common Core Literacy Standards, A Framework for K-12 Science Education, and NC’s Home Base resources.

Session Outcome:

After the session, participants will be able to work with their LEA leadership team to improve current instructional resources by embedding activities that apply the Claims-Evidence-Reasoning model and Science Writing Heuristic.




Pre-Work:

View the archived NSTA Webinar "Questions, Claims, and Evidence: The Important Place of Argument in Science Writing" at
http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/NSTA/webseminar18.aspx




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