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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. Literacy for Science: Exploring the Intersection of the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core for ELA Standards: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18803.
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WORKSHOP AGENDA

EXPLORING THE OVERLAP BETWEEN “LITERACY IN SCIENCEAND THE PRACTICE OF OBTAINING, EVALUATING, AND COMMUNICATING INFORMATION: A WORKSHOP

National Academy of Sciences Building

Lecture Room

2101 Constitution Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20418

December 9-10, 2013

Webcast

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/BOSE/CurrentProjects/DBASSE_083999

December 9, 2013

8:30–8:45 AM Registration, Coffee, Networking
 
8:45–9:00 AM Welcome
  • - Heidi Schweingruber, Deputy Director, Board on Science Education
  • - David L. Evans, Executive Director, National Science Teachers Association
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. Literacy for Science: Exploring the Intersection of the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core for ELA Standards: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18803.
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9:00–9:30 AM Connecting Literacy for Science in New ELA and Science Standards
  • - David Pearson, Study Chair, University of California Berkeley
  • - Helen Quinn, Committee Member, Stanford University

SESSION 1: OVERVIEW OF LITERACY FOR SCIENCE IN THE STANDARDS

9:30–10:00 AM

K-12 Education Standards and Literacy in Science

Moderator

  • - Juan-Carlos Aguilar, Committee Member, Georgia Department of Education

Speakers

  • - Brian Reiser, Northwestern University
  • - Sue Pimentel, Committee Member, Student Achievement Partners
 

10:00–10:30 AM

Audience Think-Pair-Share

Facilitator

  • - Catherine O’Connor, Boston University
  • - Sarah Michaels, Committee Member
 
10:30–10:40 AM Break

SESSION 2: LITERACY FOR SCIENCE IN PRINCIPLE AND PRACTICE

10:40–11:25 AM

Role of Literacy for Science: Panel Discussion

Discussants

  • - Sarah Michaels, Committee Member, Clark University
  • - David Pearson, Committee Member, University of California, Berkeley
  • - Elizabeth Birr Moje, Committee Member, University of Michigan
 

11:25–12:25 PM

What Do Teachers Need to Know about the Language of Science Text

Moderator

  • - Helen Quinn, Committee Member
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. Literacy for Science: Exploring the Intersection of the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core for ELA Standards: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18803.
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Speakers

  • - Jonathan Osborne, Stanford University
  • - Mary Schleppegrell and Annemarie Palincsar, University of Michigan
  • - Catherine O’Connor, Boston University
 
12:25–1:20 PM Poster Session: Participants from the Research-Based, Standards Aligned Instruction Session (Lunch Served)
 

1:20–2:20 PM

Research-Based, Standards Aligned Instruction

Moderator

  • - Elizabeth Birr Moje, Committee Member

Speakers

  • - Jacqueline Barber, Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading and Sherrie Roland, Grafton Village Elementary School
  • - Nancy Romance and Michael Vitale, Science IDEAS
  • - LeeAnn Sutherland and Deborah Peek-Brown, Investigating and Questioning our World through Science and Technology
 
2:20–2:30 PM Break
 

2:30–3:15 PM

The Role of Oral and Written Discourse in Teaching and Learning Science

Moderator

  • - Sue Pimentel, Committee Member

Speakers

  • - Susan Goldman and Monica Ko, University of Illinois at Chicago; Cynthia Greenleaf and Willard Brown, WestEd
  • - Okhee Lee, New York University

SESSION 3: WRAP UP DAY 1

3:15–4:15 PM

Bringing It Together: Audience Discussion

Facilitator

  • - Catherine O’Connor, Boston University
  • - Sarah Michaels, Committee Member
 
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. Literacy for Science: Exploring the Intersection of the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core for ELA Standards: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18803.
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4:15–5:00 PM

Major Themes and Lessons Learned

Moderator

  • - David Pearson, Committee Chair

Speakers

  • - Committee Members
  • - Audience
5:00 PM Adjourn

December 10, 2013

8:30–9:00 AM Food and Coffee

SESSION 4: SCIENCE LITERACY DEMANDS ON THE EDUCATION SYSTEM

9:00–11:00 AM

Teacher Preparation and Professional Development

Moderator

  • - Helen Quinn, Committee Member

Research

  • - Elizabeth Davis, University of Michigan

Case Studies

  • - Mark Windschitl, University of Washington and Lindsay Berk, Chinook Middle School in Sea Tac
  • - Jean Moon, Next Generation Science Exemplar-Based Professional Learning System and Jocelyn Lloyd, Woodland School in Worcester
  • - Aida Walqui, WestEd and Tanya Warren, International Newcomer Academy
  • - Brett Moulding, Partnership for Effective Science Teaching and Learning
 
11:00–11:10 AM Break
 
11:10 AM–12:25 PM

Models for Supporting Literacy for Science

Moderator

  • - Juan-Carlos Aguilar, Committee Member
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. Literacy for Science: Exploring the Intersection of the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core for ELA Standards: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18803.
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Case Studies

  • - Kiran Purohit and Danielle Miller, New Vision Schools
  • - Maria Santos, Oakland Unified School District
  • - Sam Shaw, South Dakota Department of Education
 
12:25–1:10 PM Poster Session: Participants from the Teacher Preparation and Professional Development Session (Lunch Served)

SESSION 5: WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

1:10–1:55 PM

Bringing It Together: Audience Discussion

Facilitator

  • - Catherine O’Connor, Boston University
  • - Sarah Michaels, Committee Member

SESSION 6: WRAP UP DAY 2

1:55–2:50 PM

Major Messages, Lessons Learned and Next Steps

Moderator

  • - David Pearson, Committee Chair

Speakers

  • - Committee Members
  • - Audience
 

2:50–3:00 PM

Wrap-up

Speakers

  • - David Pearson, Committee Chair
  • - Michael Feder, Workshop Director
 
3:00 PM Adjourn
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. Literacy for Science: Exploring the Intersection of the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core for ELA Standards: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18803.
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The recent movement in K-12 education toward common standards in key subjects represents an unprecedented opportunity for improving learning outcomes for all students. These standards initiatives - the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics (CCSS) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) - are informed by research on learning and teaching and a decade of standards-based education reform. While the standards have been developed separately in English/Language Arts and Science, there are areas where the standards intersect directly. One such area of intersection occurs between the "Literacy in Science" portions of the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts and the practices in the NGSS (originally outlined in the NRC's A Framework for K-12 Science Education), particularly the practice of "Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information".

Because the CCSS literacy in science standards predated the NGSS, developers of the NGSS worked directly with the CCSS team to identify the connections between the two sets of standards. However, questions about how the two sets of standards can complement each other and can be used in concert to improve students' reading and writing, as well as listening and speaking, in science to learn science continue to exist.

Literacy for Science is the summary of a workshop convened by the National Research Council Board on Science Education in December 2013 to address the need to coordinate the literacy for science aspect of CCSS and the practices in NGSS. The workshop featured presentations about the complementary roles of English/language arts teachers and science teachers as well as the unique challenges and approaches for different grade levels. Literacy for Science articulates the knowledge and skills teachers need to support students in developing competence in reading and communicating in science. This report considers design options for curricula and courses that provide aligned support for students to develop competencies in reading and communicating, and addresses the role of district and school administrators in guiding implementation of science and ELA to help ensure alignment. Literacy for Science will be a useful point of reference for anyone interested in the opportunities and challenges of overlapping science and literacy standards to improve the learning experience.

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