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Structuring Science Curriculum for Middle School Science
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Hello, I will be teaching Middle School Science for the third time this upcoming school year. However, I will like to structure our curriculum so that we have a spiraling curriculum. Currently, sixth…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann Putney May 30, 2012.

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Ann Putney replied to Jurema Nicole Gorham's discussion Structuring Science Curriculum for Middle School Science
"Hello Jurema, The Next Generation Science Standards will be released at the end of 2012. If your state is one of those who are adopting them (and even if not), they will be a great resource for you. You can download the K-12 Frameworks (the parent…"
May 30, 2012
Richard Varner replied to Jurema Nicole Gorham's discussion Structuring Science Curriculum for Middle School Science
"Great suggestion Jessica "
May 22, 2012
Jessica Fries-Gaither replied to Jurema Nicole Gorham's discussion Structuring Science Curriculum for Middle School Science
"Hi Jurema, I haven't taught with a spiraling curriculum in middle school - my experience mirrored yours (7th grade was life science, 8th grade was earth and physical). However, it just occurred to me that you have an interesting opportunity…"
May 22, 2012
Neil Sandham replied to Jurema Nicole Gorham's discussion Structuring Science Curriculum for Middle School Science
"Hi Jurema I don't know if this helps you or not, but I thought I would offer this piece of information just in case.  I teach in Alberta, Canada.  Our Middle School Science curriculum is a spiraling curriculum that clearly states…"
May 21, 2012
Richard Varner replied to Jurema Nicole Gorham's discussion Structuring Science Curriculum for Middle School Science
"Jurema, While there are certainly philosophical arguments for both sides of the spiraling curriculum debate, I would look first to your district and state curriculum outcomes for guidance.  You may wish to look at the new Science Frameworks as…"
May 21, 2012
Kim Lightle left a comment for Jurema Nicole Gorham
"Jurema - Thanks so much for starting a discussion. Not sure why but it is showing up twice and in Integrating Technology. Would you please delete one of them? It would also help if you added the discussion to the science strand. Kim"
May 17, 2012
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Structuring Science Curriculum for Middle School Science

Hello, I will be teaching Middle School Science for the third time this upcoming school year. However, I will like to structure our curriculum so that we have a spiraling curriculum. Currently, sixth grade learns Life Science, seventh grade learns Earth Science, and eighth grade learns Physical Science. This is makes building on prior knowledge difficult since they do not cover each part of science every year. I was wondering if any of you have a layout of how you structure your middle school…See More
May 17, 2012
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"Hi Jurema - Welcome aboard! Let me tell you a little about MSP2 - we are using this NING network as a place where educators can connect with each other (through answers to profile questions and the advanced Members search) and also as a way to…"
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Which best describes your position?
Classroom Teacher (preK-12)
What discipline(s) do you teach?
Science
I need help with
Assessment/Testing, Classroom management, Content knowledge, Instructional strategies, Integrating technology, Managing labs (including safety), Science fairs/competitions, Standards
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Being a new teacher, Involving parents/caregivers

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At 6:13pm on May 17, 2012, Kim Lightle said…

Jurema - Thanks so much for starting a discussion. Not sure why but it is showing up twice and in Integrating Technology. Would you please delete one of them? It would also help if you added the discussion to the science strand. Kim

At 6:00pm on May 17, 2012, Kim Lightle said…

Hi Jurema - Welcome aboard! Let me tell you a little about MSP2 - we are using this NING network as a place where educators can connect with each other (through answers to profile questions and the advanced Members search) and also as a way to connect educators with exemplary resources and professional development opportunities. Please check out our guide to Making the Most of MSP2.
 

If you look on the Main page - you'll see MSP2 resources in the upper left hand box - we have resource guides where we have sifted and sorted and contextualized resources on topics important to middle school math and science teachers (including science fairs), an archive of all of our past webinars, the ability to search the MSP2 collection, and pages of teacher and student opportunities and grants. We've started a new series of webinars on Getting Ready for the Next Generation Science Standards - hope you'll join us. You can read more about the series and RSVP by going to the Events tab and scrolling through the events.


Please don't hesitate to post a question or comment on a discussion or blog post. We are always looking for topics for webinars too. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! So glad you joined! Kim

 
 
 

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