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Thursday, November 2 • 8:00am - 9:00am
Keynote: Brian J. Reiser Ph.D.

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Brian J. Reiser

Developing and Teaching with Coherent Storylines to Support Three-Dimensional Science Learning

I will explore the characteristics of coherent storylines for NGSS, in which each step in students’ learning is motivated by the questions students have articulated in trying to make sense of phenomena and gaps they have identified in the explanations they have built so far. Using examples from elementary, middle school, and high school storylines, I will consider how to anchor storyline investigations in phenomena, how to support students as partners in determining where to go next in investigations, and how to incrementally assemble pieces of the disciplinary ideas across a unit.


Brian J. Reiser

Brian J. Reiser is professor of learning sciences at Northwestern University. Dr. Reiser’s research examines how to make the scientific practices of argumentation, explanation, and modeling meaningful and effective for classroom teachers and students. Dr. Reiser heads the Next Generation... Read More →

Thursday November 2, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
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