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Science Curriculum Topic Study
Bridging the Gap Between Three-Dimensional Standards, Research, and Practice

Second Edition


October 2019 | 352 pages | Corwin

Today’s science standards reflect a new vision of teaching and learning. | How to make this vision happen
 Scientific literacy for all students requires a deep understanding of the three dimensions of science education: disciplinary content, scientific and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts. If you actively engage students in using and applying these three dimensions within curricular topics, they will develop a scientifically-based and coherent view of the natural and designed world.
 
The latest edition of this best-seller, newly mapped to the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and updated with new standards and research-based resources, will help science educators make the shifts needed to reflect current practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The methodical study process described in this book will help readers intertwine content, practices, and crosscutting concepts. The book includes:
• An increased emphasis on STEM, including topics in science, technology, and engineering
• 103 separate curriculum topic study guides, arranged in six categories
• Connections to content knowledge, curricular and instructional implications, concepts and specific ideas, research on student learning, K-12 articulation, and assessment
Teachers and those who support teachers will appreciate how Curriculum Topic Study helps them reliably analyze and interpret their standards and translate them into classroom practice, thus ensuring that students achieve a deeper understanding of the natural and designed world.

 

 
LIST OF CURRICULUM TOPIC STUDY GUIDES
 
PREFACE
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
 
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION TO CURRICULUM TOPIC STUDY (CTS)
What Is Curriculum Topic Study (CTS)?

 
Why Study a Curriculum Topic?

 
Why Focus on Topics?

 
CTS Impacts Beliefs About Teaching and Learning

 
 
CHAPTER 2. THE CURRICULUM TOPIC STUDY GUIDE AND ITS COMPONENTS
The CTS Study Guide

 
Collective Resources Used in the CTS Guides

 
 
CHAPTER 3. USING CURRICULUM TOPIC STUDY
 
CHAPTER 4. USING AND APPLYING CURRICULUM TOPIC STUDY
 
CHAPTER 5. THE CURRICULUM TOPIC STUDY GUIDES
Category A: Life Science Guides

 
Category B: Physical Science Guides

 
Category C: Earth and Space Science Guides

 
Category D: Scientific and Engineering Practices Guides

 
Category E: Crosscutting Concepts Guides

 
Category F: STEM Connections Guides

 
 
REFERENCES
 
INDEX

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Page D. Keeley

PAGE KEELEY has been a leader in science education for over 20 years. She "retired" from the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) in 2012 where she had been the Senior Science Program Director since 1996. Today she works as an independent consultant, speaker, and author providing professional development to school districts and organizations in the areas of formative assessment and teaching for conceptual understanding. Page has been the principal investigator and project director on 3 National Science Foundation-funded projects including the Northern New England Co-Mentoring Network (NNECN), PRISMS- Phenomena... More About Author

Joyce Tugel

JOYCE TUGEL has been a leader in science education since she left the classroom in 2001 to become the science professional development specialist at the TERC Eisenhower Regional Alliance. In 2005 she came to work with Page Keeley at the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, as a K-12 science specialist, where she managed and directed several projects and provided professional development support to schools and districts throughout New England and nationally. Recently “retired” from the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, today she works as an independent K-12 STEM/Science Education Consultant. Her work primarily focuses on... More About Author

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