Council of State Science Supervisors
Committees and individuals from the Council of State Science Supervisors hold webinars to help support all aspects of science teaching and learning (instruction, assessment, administration, etc.). As webinars occur their recordings will be posted for CSSS Members, partners, and general public to use.
|Webinar Title||Webinar Date||Webinar Description||Webinar Links|
|Validity of Assessments: Consequences of large-scale testing
|| January 22, 2020
The Assessing Student Learning Committee invites you to participate in a webinar to explore the consequences of large-scale testing as they relate to the validity of the assessments. During the webinar, we will interview a panel of district administrators from Michigan, Missouri, and Washington State about the ways large-scale assessment data is used within each district. In addition to questions the facilitators will pose to the panelists, we will welcome questions from the audience.
|ACESSE Project Report on Findings||November 7, 2019||The first round of the ACESSE (Advancing Coherent and Equitable Systems of Science Education) Project, funding by NSF and lead by work from CU Boulder and the University of Washington, concluded and information about the findings was shared with CSSS Membership and all others interested.|
|Safety Webinar w/ Jim Kaufman||October 23, 2019||CSSS members heard from Jim Kaufman as he shared ideas and best practice for classroom laboratory safety.|
| July 18, 2019
||Achieve hosted a webinar this month for the 50 State Science Network about how we can use data (beyond state assessments) to move towards a more equitable science classroom. University of Washington's Dr. Deb Morrison shared her work on Practical Measures, which provide a way to measure both activity in the classroom and how students experience that activity. This allows teachers and leaders to gather data about some of the more difficult-to-measure indicators laid out in NASEM's recent report, Monitoring Educational Equity.|
|January 10, 2019||This presentation gives an overview of the science professional leadership standards. These standards are designed to support all science educators in making informed decisions about the attributes, implementation, and evaluation of professional learning experiences. The SPLS provide clear expectations for both the provider of professional development and the participant in professional learning.|
|CSSS Instructional Materials Webinar: Information and Updates on the OpenSciEd project||December 18, 2018||This presentation was lead by Jim Ryan (Executive Director of OpenSciEd) sharing information and updates on this unique project with our CSSS members|
|CSSS/NSELA/Achieve Joint Webinar: Achieve Systems of Assessment||October 24, 2018||This presentation was lead by Aneesha Badrinarayan (Achieve) and a Nebraska team of Sara Cooper (NE Dept of Ed), James Blake (Lincoln Public Schools), and Betsy Barent (Norris Public Schools) sharing how they have been working with Systems of assessment in Nebraska.|
|CSSS/NSELA Joint Webinar: Supporting Students in Meaningful Engagement in Three Dimensional Learning Through NGSS Storylines||August 30, 2018||This presentation was lead by Michael Novak (Northwestern University) and Misty Richmond (Chicago Public Schools) sharing the work they have done creating and implementing 3Dimensional Storylines.|