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Biology EOC Professional Development Dec 4 2012

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EOC Prep Agenda

December 4, 2012


7:30-8:00     Meet, greet and seat


8:00-8:10     Goals:

§  Teachers will learn strategies to prepare students for the Biology EOC so that all students have the opportunity to be successful.

§  Teachers will understand the history and direction of high stakes assessments in science.

§  Teachers will identify ALL resources that are available to support Biology EOC prep through assessment, instruction and curriculum.

§  Teams of teachers will begin to prepare tools to use in the classroom, which will provide students with multiple opportunities to practice.

§  Teachers will identify the strengths and limitations of existing data tools that can provide information about student learning.


8:10- 8:40    Entry Task

·         What currently drives decision making about science instruction in the Seattle Schools?  What is your evidence? 

·         What currently drives your decisions around classroom instruction?  Why? 



8:40–10:00  Diving in to the release items


10:00–10:15            Break


10:15–10:35            Nuts and Bolts of EOC        


10:35-11:00             Resource Dive Jigsaw


11:00–11:30  SPS Data Share / Reflection



EOC Biology Lessons Learned 2012 

Lesson Learned:  OSPI Information on last year’s test as a table jigsaw.


12:00–12:30  Lunch


12:30–1:15  Templates and Sample Scenarios - EOC (see above for resrouces)


1:15–3:00     Practice writing EOC-type assessments


3:00–3:15     Inventory

                        Next Steps


3:15-3:30     Survey as your reflection

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