Using the Implementation of the Kansas Science Standards as an opportunity to 

   

 

   

Implementation is about casting a grand vision for science education...
 

...and strategically and deliberately moving your classroom, building, district and local community...
 

...closer to this vision.
 

Implementation is about advancing instruction in the classroom,
 

...building or empowering vertical (K-12) teams in your districts,
 

...developing or enhancing partnerships with informal science educators and business and industry in your community,
 

...engaging your community in the value of science education,
 

...and preparing ALL students for their lives beyond high school.  

Implementation should be informed by the science education research laid out in the K-12 Framework for Science Education.
 

 
 
Build Communities for Science Education
   
     

  Implementation Planning


Curriculum
            
Lesson Plans  
            
Assessment
   

 

New Resource!

Kansas Considerations for Modifying Face to Face and Remote Science Instruction: Link

 

Additional Tools and Supports for 2020-2021

  • Phenomena: Not Just for the Classroom: Link
  • Continuing Science at Home with Science Notebooks: Link
  • Science Talk Moves: Pass the Science Please: Link

 

 

K-12 Framework
to NGSS Webinar Series

 

Next Generation Science Standards

 K-12 Framework and NGSS Primer

 
 
This webinar series is aimed at supporting Kansas science educators as they begin to make the transition to the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science.  An essential component of making this transition is understanding the vision of K-12 Framework for Science Education that was the foundation for building these standards.  This webinar series covers the high points of this vision and the structure of both the Framework and the NGSS.  On June 11, 2013, the NGSS were adopted in Kansas as the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science.
Upcoming Professional Development

Special STEM Series 
KSDE STEM Series- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEM Classrooms K-12

Session 1: Equity (September 28)

Session 2: Diversity (October 26)

Session 3: Inclusion (November 30)

When: Sep 28, 2020, 03:00 PM Central Time 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://ksde.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsf-iurzkrGNGofYCoWiBaFcDHA-A70RV5

Science Workshops

KSDE Lab Safety & Hands on Science for 2020 

When: Sep 17, 2020 04:00 PM Central Time 

Audience: Science Teachers & Curriculum Leaders

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://ksde.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrf-2vqD4uGN3E4qA_k7Dfb3PLZoRSnAV3

 

KSDE Sense Making Strategies for Science Success

When: Sep 23, 2020 04:00 PM Central Time 

Augidence: Science Teachers & Curriculum Leaders

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://ksde.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvduCpqj4qG9IGblgnoqY_Dp4hFyZNJpL8

 

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On-Going Monthly PD / Collaboration Sessions 

Teachers (Forth Tuesday of the Month): 

When: Sep 22, 2020 4:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://ksde.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuceGgpjwqHder5rx8MmiT_RGe7-WGBWbL  or When: Sep 17, 2020 7:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://ksde.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsf-CtrTMpE9dB8wBXF5olvH5BjsDF_Rx-  

Curriculum Leaders (Third Tuesday of the Month): 

When: Sep 15, 2020 4:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://ksde.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwldeCqrDIvHN3YesmSks6ZmhWz1hD3iuR9   or When: Sep 15, 2020 7:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://ksde.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsf-CtrTMpE9dB8wBXF5olvH5BjsDF_Rx -

 

KSDE Science Professional Development Calendar

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Implementation Planning Documents
These resources were developed by the Kansas NGSS Review Committee as a starting point for teachers, schools, and districts to think carefully about the changes that need to happen in order to successfully implement the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science and are intentionally shared in an editable format so they can be adapted to fit local planning.
 TitleDescription
Example 4-year implementation planThis document was put together with Kansas teachers and curriculum directors as an example of what a multi-year implementation might look like (Excel).
Example 4-year implementation planThis document was put together with Kansas teachers and curriculum directors as an example of what a multi-year implementation might look like(pdf).
DRAFT District Implementation WorkbookThis DRAFT workbook provides support to districts as they think big about their implementation plans. It is shared in an editable format so that teachers, school, and districts can edit to meet their needs.
Contact Information

 


Stephen King
STEM Program Manger K-12   
sking@ksde.org
785-296-7285
 

Meg Richard
STEM Program Manger K-12
mrichard@ksde.org
785-296-8108

Michelle Irvine
Senior Administrative Assistant
mirvine@ksde.org
785-296-2078

 


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