This page last changed on Jan 27, 2009 by kbell.

CLEAR milestones
TECHNOLOGY
MY SYSTEM-NEEDED BY JUNE RETREAT.
-December/January Create My System Sepcifications
-January review specifications and determine design
-February first version, in house review
-March second version
-April, teacher review
-May final version and review
-June use at retreat.
MOLECULAR WORKBENCH
January, discuss options and select reaction
Review features for interaction, authoring.
Can we add a MW chemical reaction to compare to water; what is the most important energy concept to illustrate?
Refine the thermodynamics experiment interface. Review the current updates based on new functionality.
ENERGY STORIES
January
Review options and finalize tool.
February
Develop activities
CONVECTION. EXPLORE REPRESENTATIONS
January, discuss specifications
CONNECTIONS TO SEVENTH GRADE
January discuss
Concord view: No thermal energy. Hard to measure whether remember from 6 to 7.
Connect to standards about investigation and experimentation.
Have energy as the topic for experimentation. Focus on evolution, food webs, rock cycle??
Add food web/digestion. Experimentation. How can it help the kids understand the material.
Possible focus is evolution and genetic diversity¬óconnect to factors that lead to extinction.

CURRICULUM
January,
Determine coherent topics. Discuss patterns we will use; possible research questions about patterns.
Establish development team Mr.K, teachers from 3 schools
Summer
Build coherent activities

ASSESSMENT
NOTE: we may need to pilot sooner for first semester students??
-Jan - Feb: develop an assessment blueprint (framework) and review existing items
-Mar: select items from existing assessment, design new items, and construct tests for 6, 7, 8th grade students (6-earth science, 7-life science, and 8-physical science)
-March/April: obtain feedback on assessment and revise assessment
-April/May: administer online energy assessment to 6, 7, 8 th grade students in target schools.
-Summer: develop scoring rubrics, score items, and create a database

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