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Friday, March 1 • 3:00pm - 4:45pm
A Focus on Constructing Written Explanations in the Phenomenon-Based Classroom

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As one of the scientific practices embedded in the NGSS, constructing explanations and designing solutions is the ultimate goal of science and engineering, respectively. Engaging students in writing formal scientific explanations often requires scaffolding, however. Taken from Investigating and Questioning our World through Science and Technology (IQWST®), participants will learn how to implement the Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) framework to help their students know how to write scientifically.


Chris Gleason

Consultant and Professional Development Facilitator for Activate Learning, Activate Learning
I was one of the original pilot teachers during the development of IQWST. I retired after teaching science in the MS and HS for 44 years, and I am excited for the opportunity to share my passion for IQWST and the difference that being totally engaged in all aspects of science has... Read More →

Friday March 1, 2019 3:00pm - 4:45pm EST
Thornapple Room
  General Session, MS