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High School Biology Institute

Supporting Teacher Transition from Quality Core to KY Academic Standards for Science

Learn from teachers who have been implementing the NGSS while also preparing students for the EoC. Hosted by PIMSER in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association.

What will you learn?

  • How to design three-dimensional learning experiences that develop students’ conceptual understanding of the big ideas in biology.
  • How to create classroom embedded assessments and use the Through Course Task data from local implementation to enhance teaching and learning.
  • How to analyze student models to gain insight into student understanding and to determine next steps needed instructionally.
  • Practical tips and strategies for developing the classroom culture and discourse essential for student success. 

Who should attend: High School Biology teachers who have been teaching Quality Core Biology and have had limited experience with the Kentucky Academic Standards for Science

Cost: $850 for 5 meeting dates
Participants will receive approximately $100 worth of resources to support this work.  

Meeting Dates (Lexington)
September 25-26 POSTPONED
*new dates*
October 30-31 (two-day kickoff)
December 11
January 29
February 20

Potential Western KY dates: If there is enough interest from districts in Western Kentucky, we may offer a separate Institute in Madisonville. You can indicate your preference on the registration form.

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