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A cognitive apprenticeship for science literacy based on journalism

Polman, Joseph L.
Saul, E. Wendy
Newman, Alan
Farrar, Cathy
Singer, Nancy
Turley, Eric
Pearce, Laura
Hope, Jennifer
McCarty, Glenda
Graville, Cynthia
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Abstract: The Science Literacy through Science Journalism (SciJourn) project aims to reframe the discussion of science literacy for citizenship, and explore how science journalism practices can be used to inform a cognitive apprenticeship that increases the science literacy of participants. This symposium features four paper presentations that report on the progress of the SciJourn project.

Timely Teachings: Seasons and the Cycles of Night and Day

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Thu, 05/20/2010 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Date: Thursday, May 20, 2010
Time: 4pm EST
Participate: http://tinyurl.com/participateMSP2 - the room will open at 3:45pm EST

Join us as we discuss two challenging topics in the elementary and middle school curriculum - day and night and seasons from both science and literacy perspectives.

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LOOPS: Logging Opportunities in Online Programs for Science (Koile)

Kimberle Koile

Assessing the Learning in Cyberlearning: Supporting Teachers with Technology-Embedded Assessment
Kimberle Koile and Paul Horwitz, Concord Consortium; Doug Clark, Vanderbilt University; Diane Jass Ketelhut, Temple University

In this session, the presenters discuss findings and experiences regarding technology-embedded
assessment and how to support teachers in using it effectively.

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Mathematics Teachers Teaching English Language Learners: What Knowledge Do They Need? (Driscoll, Heck, Chval)

Mark Driscoll
Daniel Heck
Kathryn Chval
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Mathematics Teachers Teaching English Language Learners: What Knowledge Do They Need?
Mark Driscoll, Education Development Center, Inc.; Dan Heck, Horizon Research, Inc.; Kathryn Chval, University of Missouri

Mathematics teachers of English language learners (ELLs) are increasingly expected to help ELLs learn academic language. This session focuses on the question, What knowledge do teachers of mathematics need in order to support the learning of ELLs?

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Concord Consortium

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