Standards

Information about the new Arkansas K-8 Science Standards is available at http://tinyurl.com/q6269pv . View or download the K-4 or 5-8 standards by clicking on “Science Standards”. A committee of Arkansas educators is currently developing the new high school science standards and the final version should be available next spring. A sneak peek at the first draft of those standards will be available during the Arkansas Curriculum Conference.

A planning tool that schools can use as they prepare for the new standards is also available at http://tinyurl.com/PlanForScience.

 

Professional Development

Check out escWorks https://www.escweb.net/ar_esc/ to find science PD sessions. There are exciting opportunities happening all around the state. You can also contact your local cooperative or university STEM Center for support. Contact information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/ARK-PD.

New science PD opportunities are also available on Arkansas Ideas http://ideas.aetn.org/. Search by key word Beauchamp to locate two new sessions on Disciplinary Literacy in Science and by key word, Moulding, for A Vision for Science Teaching and Learning.

 

Collaboration

ASTA and ADE are teaming up for Science Night in the Rock, a drop-in, informal get-together for K-12 teachers at the Witt Stephens Nature Center in the Little Rock RiverMarket on Thursday, Nov. 5th from 5:00-7:00 pm http://tinyurl.com/ScienceInTheRock. We hope to see you there!

 

Cathy Mackey, ADE Science Program Manager