In collaboration with the Iowa Department of Education, Mississippi Bend AEA will host 2 days of professional learning to support teachers in implementing the new Iowa Science Standards. This session will focus on evaluating assessments for alignment to the standards and the designing classroom assessments that incorporate the three dimensions of the Iowa Science Standards.
On Day 1 teachers will be asked to modify or create a standards-aligned assessment.
In between Days 1 and 2, teachers will administer the assessment and on Day 2 teachers will analyze student responses and determine next steps.
Educators in TLC roles are strongly encouraged to attend the session with teachers from their district.
Coaches and Administrators may also want to attend Supporting the Creation of Science Assessments: Administrators and Coaches
PREREQUISITE: Understanding of the structure and three-dimensional nature of the science standards is required. If you did not attend the two courses Implementing the Iowa Science Standards-Year 1 and Year 2, please review these Iowa Science Standards Overview documents.
Optional: Iowa Science Standards booklet can be purchased at time of registration for $30 or downloaded from
Repeat sessions for Grades 6-12 will be held. Each session includes a two-day meeting at the AEA and in-district follow up sessions.
Please register for your appropriate Grade Level:
Instructor: Tammy Askeland-Nagle
Session Number: 7388
Dates: 1/23/18, 3/5/18
Session Number: 7389
Dates: 6/7/18, 6/8/18
3 hours of in-district followup for each session.
Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, Bettendorf
Registration closes 10 days prior to the start date to ensure materials are available.
$55 for 1 Relicensure credit + materials
$20 no credit/audit and materials
Optional: $30 NGSS booklet
Or download at: www.nextgenscience.org
This course is not offered for Drake credit.