Using Essential Questions to Unpack the Science Standards:
In this two-day session, participants will discover how essential questions can effectively guide instructional planning. We will unpack the 2018 Mississippi Career- and College-Readiness Standards for Science and identify instructional activities that purposefully answer essential questions designed to actively engage students in thinking about their own learning.
Grade Band: 6th – 8th
Dates: June 4 – 5, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, one-hour lunch break each day
Location: Jackson Avenue Center, Oxford, MS
Registration fee: $250 per participant; includes materials and 1.2 CEUs
Registration deadline: May 28, 2019
Dr. Whitney Jackson joined the Center for Mathematics and Science Education in 2018 as the Science Professional Development Coordinator. After graduating from Mississippi College, Dr. Jackson taught at Raymond Elementary School in Hinds County. More recently, she taught a mix of science and language arts to middle schoolers at North Pontotoc. As a CMSE graduate research fellow, Dr. Jackson also led professional development sessions both locally and nationally.