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Scientific Argumentation: Helping Students Identify, Evaluate, & Support Claims (2-part course)

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Monday, February 23, 2015 at 8:00 PM (EST)

Scientific Argumentation: Helping Students Identify,...

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RSVP for 2/17 and 2/23
Only one registration is required for attendance to the two sessions that comprise this course.
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Event Details

Use Smithsonian and other published resources to help students judge the quality or reliability of evidence, evaluate scientific claims, and construct scientific arguments. In a live, interactive format, try out an instructional strategy and an online annotation tool. This webinar will address inquiry skills and CCSS ELA standards for informational texts in scientific and technical subject areas. Provided materials focus on real-world, curriculum-relevant topics such as fracking and the Asian carp invasion.

Target Audience:
Designed for high school science teachers, but all are welcome.

When:
Part 1: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Part 2: Monday, February 23, 2015

(Note: the course takes place over two sessions and attendance at both, along with completion of the evaluation, is required to receive a certificate) 

Time: 
7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT/5:00 p.m. MT/4:00 p.m. PT

Duration: 
60 minutes each session

Where:
The event will take place online via the Google+ platform. Registrants will receive links to the two sessions prior to the event. 

The webinar is archived and available for viewing after the live event has occurred.

Presenters: 
Michelle K. Smith is Associate Director for Digital Media in the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. She oversees content development for instructional materials and web-based programs based on the Smithsonian’s collections and expertise.

Dr. Victor Sampson is an Associate Professor of STEM Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of a growing series of books about engaging students in scientific argumentation, a key practice of science that helps students master content while they write about and discuss claims and evidence. 

Certificate of Participation:
Webinar participants earn a certificate of participation for attending both sessions and completing the evaluation form at the end of the program. 

For more information:
Contact learning@si.edu.

 



Underwritten by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

Have questions about Scientific Argumentation: Helping Students Identify, Evaluate, & Support Claims (2-part course)? Contact Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Monday, February 23, 2015 at 8:00 PM (EST)


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Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access

The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access uses museum resources to empower learners to explore their interests, to collaborate with others, and to reach their personal and educational goals. The center develops models and methods for digital learning through extensive research and evaluation initiatives, provides tools for creative personal use of Smithsonian digital resources and works with Smithsonian museums and research centers to provide greater access to their extensive collections, programs and learning resources.

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