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Carbon Professional Development Materials

 

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This page contains materials used for professional development in association with our project.
Carbon PD
Introduction to Learning Progressions and the Pathways Carbon Teaching Experiment

  • Graphic Organizer (download) for the Story of Adrienne. Teachers explore the thinking of three students, the challenges they will face as they go through the Plant Growth and Gas Exchange unit, and ways to adapt instruction to further their learning.
  • Introduction (download) to the Plant Growth and Gas Exchange unit and associated instructional aides and Carbon Learning Progression for Baltimore Professional Development workshop.
  • Summary of the carbon learning progression framework (download)
  • Materials for sorting student responses to two assessment questions (THINGTREE and CARBPATH) (download)
  • Materials for sorting student responses to an assessment question about the role of food in cricket growth (download)
  • Zip file with materials used for an NSTA short course on the carbon learning progression (download)
  • Zip file with materials for comparing learning goals for the Carbon, Water, and Biodiversity strands with the NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education(download)
  • Introduction (download) to the big ideas of the Plant Growth and Gas Exchange unit and associated instructional aides and Carbon Learning Progression for Santa Barbara Professional Development workshop.

CarbonTime Materials

  • Zip file with materials for introducing teachers to the Carbon TIME Ecosystems unit (download)
  • Zip file with materials on inquiry associated with Carbon TIME units(download)
  • Zip file with materials on accounts (explanations and predictions) associated with Carbon TIME units (download)

Materials on Working with the Next Generation Science Standards

  • Zip file with materials for working group on Next Generation Science Standards at the Long Term Ecological Research All-Scientists’ Meeting (September, 2012) (download)