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Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

Making Sense of Student Work Professional Learning Series (Virtual)

Join colleagues in this 3-part series to learn how to collaboratively look at student work and have evidence-based discussions about student thinking. Research shows that using formative assessment of student ideas to inform instructional decisions can be massively powerful for student learning. This remote professional learning is based on a protocol developed by the Making Sense of SCIENCE project at WestEd. While the professional learning sessions will be focused on science tasks, the approach and set of protocols can be used in any subject.

Participants of the series will:

  • Examine and come to understand students’ ideas and the logic behind students’ correct and incorrect thinking.
  • Strengthen their abilities to make instructional choices in response to specific ways students are thinking.
  • Learn to analyze and improve formative assessment tasks used with students.
  • Receive NM STEM Ready! Science aligned formative assessment task banks & support materials.

Receive a copy of the Making Sense of Student Work PLC Protocol ebook and a stipend of $150.00 for full participation.

Before continuing with this application, please review the information below. This criteria must be met in order to be considered for this event.

  • Applicants must hold a current New Mexico teaching or administrator license
  • Applicants must teach or serve at a public district or charter school in NM
  • Applicants must teach science courses at the secondary school level (Grades 6-12) OR teach science as part of an elementary school curriculum

Applications will close when a course fills. All applications will be reviewed; applicants will be notified at least two weeks before the start of a course, regarding the status of their applications.

For more information or questions, please contact Christy Krenek, Science Specialist, at christy.krenek@state.nm.us.

Below are the cohort applications, embedded within the table below, for week-long and month-long sessions.

Week-Long Sessions

WEEK 1
Monday 5/31Tuesday 6/1Wednesday 6/2Thursday 6/3Friday 6/4
Cohort A (Grades K–2, 9:00–10:30am) [CLOSED]
Cohort B (Grades 3–5, 3:00–4:30pm) [FULL]

WEEK 2
Monday 6/7Tuesday 6/8Wednesday 6/9Thursday 6/10Friday 6/11
Cohort C (Middle School Grade Band, 9:00–10:30am) [CLOSED]
Cohort D (High School Grade Band, 3:00–4:30pm) [CLOSED]

WEEK 3
Monday 6/14Tuesday 6/15Wednesday 6/16Thursday 6/17Friday 6/18
Cohort E (Grades 3–5, 9:00–10:30am) [CLOSED]
Cohort F (Grades K–2, 3:00–4:30pm) [CLOSED]

Month-Long Sessions

Mondays
(June 7, 14, 21)
Tuesdays
(June 8, 15, 22)
Wednesdays
(June 2, 9, 16)
Thursdays
(June 3, 10, 17)
Fridays
(June 4, 11, 18)
Cohort K
(High School Grade Band, 1:00–2:30pm)
[CLOSED]
Cohort L
(Grades K–2, 1:00–2:30pm)
[CLOSED]
Cohort G
(High School Grade Band, 1:00–2:30pm) [CLOSED]
Cohort H
(Middle School Grade Band, 1:00–2:30pm) [CLOSED]
Cohort I
(Grades 3–5, 9:00–10:30am) [CLOSED]
Cohort J
(Middle School Grade Band, 1:00–2:30pm) [CLOSED]

Welcome to the Summer of Science with the Interstate Science Collaborative!

Are you interested in summer science professional learning? The Interstate Collaborative is a network of six state Departments of Education partnered together to offer relevant high quality professional development to teachers in their states. This summer they are proud to offer the “Summer of Science” Learning Series. Register using the links listed in each session. Once you register, a link to the session will be sent to you directly from zoom. A reminder email will be sent to registrants 24 hours in advance and materials will be updated in this hub the day of the event. No recordings will be provided via this site.

The Hub is one-stop-shopping for anything you’ll need to participate in the sessions. Please use The Hub for YOUR personal needs and if you have colleagues interested in participating, please have them fill out this interest survey Google Form first, for our record keeping.

To register for a session using The Hub:

  • Choose one session, choose several, or join them all!
  • Each of the 12 sessions has a unique Zoom meeting registration link so you will need to register for each one individually.
  • Upon registering, be sure to save the Zoom calendar invite to your personal calendar as a friendly reminder to yourself.
  • You will receive a meeting reminder information from Zoom before the day of the sessions you registered for.
  • If you are interested in 1 graduate credit from Black Hills State University, you will need to register for a minimum of 8 sessions to qualify for the graduate credit and also complete the asynchronous assignments following each of those sessions. Details are forthcoming pending the syllabus approval by the SD Board of Regents and Black Hills State University. We anticipate the reduced tuition of $40 for 1 grad credit because of our virtual F2F component. SD Science Specialist, Jennifer Fowler, Jennifer.fowler@state.sd.us is the contact person for the graduate credit and assignments for all states participating in this course.

If you have any further questions, please contact Christy Krenek, Science Specialist, at christy.krenek@state.nm.us.

Thank you for exploring science education with us!

Past Professional Learning Opportunities

NM STEM Symposium

Presentations and materials are now available:
Virtual NM STEM Symposium 2020
NM STEM Symposium 2018
NM STEM Symposium 2017

Educational Leadership Training

PowerPoint is now available

 

NM STEM Ready! Science webinars

Recorded webinars and slides are available:

Productive Discourse in the Science Classroom, Transcript, and PowerPoint Slides.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Presented by Shafiq Chaudhary

Planning Instruction through Standards Bundling, Transcript, and PowerPoint Slides.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Presented by Shafiq Chaudhary and Patricia Carden

Planning Instruction through Curriculum Adaptation, Transcript, and PowerPoint Slides.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Presented by Shafiq Chaudhary, Patricia Carden, and Marcia Barton

Planning Instruction Using Phenomena, Transcript, and PowerPoint Slides.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Presented by Shafiq Chaudhary and Patricia Carden

The Five Innovations of the NM STEM Ready! science standards for administrators, Transcript, and PowerPoint Slides.
Monday, April 30, 2018
Presented by Shafiq Chaudhary and Patricia Carden

The Five Innovations of the NM STEM Ready! science standards for teachers, Transcript, and PowerPoint Slides.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Presented by Patricia Carden and Shafiq Chaudhary

Exploring the 3-Dimensionality of the NM STEM Ready! science standards for teachers, Transcript, and PowerPoint Slides.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Presented by Shafiq Chaudhary and Patricia Carden

Exploring the 3-Dimensionality of the NM STEM Ready! science standards for administrators, Transcript, and PowerPoint Slides.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Presented by Shafiq Chaudhary and Patricia Carden

Discovering the NM STEM Ready! Science Standards, Transcript, PowerPoint Slides, and facilitator notes.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Presented by Shafiq Chaudhary and Patricia Carden

If you have a professional development opportunity, special event or program, please contact Yanira Vazquez at: yanira.vazquez@state.nm.us

Page last updated June 3, 2021