The Elementary Science Classroom: Designing Learning Environments Toward Equity
August 8th, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM: AM2 Concurrent Session
University of Washington
Highline Public Schools
Track: All/Other
Category: Rigorous Developmentally Appropriate Practices: Science
Session Description: Our study highlights elements of a designed learning environment, which were found to support a range of participation styles as students worked to leverage scientific models to learn about complex phenomena, explain their thinking, and become engaged participants in the process and practice of scientific modeling.
Learning Objectives. Please share 3 key objectives:

1) Discussing interdisciplinary and collaborative learning communities that focus on sense-making talk and equitable interactions.

2) Practices for supporting scientific modeling in the early grades (K-3)

3) Practices for supporting participation and engagement