CSEN Meeting Resources

December 2, 2016 - STEM Equity

Meeting Notes

Equity Worksheet

Equity Article

Scaffolding Science & Engineering Practices for K-5 Students

Design Protocol

Johnson & Reinsvold PPT

September 7, 2016

The Case of STEM Education, Rodger Bybee

Meeting Notes

From Bill Penuel:

As a follow up to discussion today of 3D assessments, we have a few resources we’ve found useful in building capacity of educators to develop 3D assessment tasks that can be used for different purposes. They live in a couple of places, but a good place to start is the STEM Teaching Tools “Short Course” on 3D Assessment design. In the short course, there’s a nice piece by Erin Furtak and others on designing formative assessments with 3D in mind.


I’d call out three resources that are key:


Steps to Designing a 3D Assessment

Task Formats for Integrating Science and Engineering Practices into Assessments

Crosscutting Concepts Prompts


NGSS Resources:

NGSS Standards Document can be found online: Google NGSS.

The document A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas from the National Research Council,

2012. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press. 

The document can be accessed at

 The NSTA Reader's Guide to The Next Generation Science Standards by Harold Pratt.  NSTA Press

 NSTA Journals have articles on NGSS 

Example: March 2013, Vol. 80 No. 3, The Science Teacher

Distance Learning Resources

Toni Olivieri-Barton

Woodmen-Roberts Elementary, Colorado Springs


Skype and Twitter: toniobarton

Professional Blog:

DMNS Distance Learning:

Additional Distance Learning Resources:

Ambitious Science Teaching website and the resources therein for helping teachers develop skill in focusing classroom work on building good scientific explanations for natural phenomena.


The last video in the Orientation series, on Pressing students for explanations.

Video galleries for the snippets of lessons we saw on phase changes, ecosystem interactions, and the physics of sound, and I'd encourage you to look at video from earlier parts of those lesson sequences. 

How to Learn from Video handout:

Models and Modeling:

The Discourse Primer, which provides a justification and lots of useful strategies for facilitating classroom science talk (recommended reading).  That and other useful materials are available here: