SCIENCE

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

SCIENCE: CATEGORY 1- 4 CONTENT AND VOCABULARY EMPHASIS (TE)

Focus:   T-TESS Domains 1 and 2

Content specific information that must be taught for successful learning of each student expectation within the specific TEKS. Key pedagogical strategies and vocabulary are embedded for teacher planning.

*GUARANTEED TO INCREASE SCIENCE STAAR SCORES!!!!

Elementary and Middle School

Elementary and Middle School

SCIENCE: DESIGNED APPROACH TO SCIENCE LESSON PLANNING

Focus:   T-TESS Domain 1

A specific guide for lesson planning that includes understanding by design, the 5E model, teaching with SE verbs, and formative assessments.

*GUARANTEED TO INCREASE TEACHER LESSON PLAN FOCUS AND QUALITY.

Elementary and Middle School

SCIENCE: PEDAGOGY AND HOW TO TEACH FOR STUDENT SUCCESS IN SCIENCE

Focus:   T-TESS Domains 2 and 3

Student expectation VERB guide for correction in curriculum or instruction.

*GUARANTEED TO INCREASE TEACHER FOCUS ON CONTENT INSTRUCTION 

Elementary and Middle School

SCIENCE:  INSTRUCTIONAL AND SUPPLEMENTAL AIDS

Focus:   T-TESS Domains 1,2, and 3

Created examples of Instructional Aids and Supplemental Aids for eligible students that adhere to T.E.A. guidelines.

*GUARANTEED TO INCREASE TEACHER AWARENESS AND FOCUS WITH STUDENT NEEDS

Elementary and Middle School

SCIENCE: ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS AND FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS

Focus:   T-TESS Domains 1,2, and 3

Essential Questions that navigate student higher order thinking and connect student expectations within the TEKS allowing for increase of Index Level III in Science.

*GUARANTEED TO INCREASE TEACHER FOCUS ON RIGOR AND HIGHER ORDER LEARNING

Elementary and Middle School

SCIENCE: THE SCIENCE PROCESS SKILLS

Focus:   T-TESS Domains 1 and 2

Content specific information that must be taught for successful learning of each student expectation within key pedagogical strategies and science process skills for teacher planning.

Elementary and Middle School

SCIENCE RESEARCH AND DESIGN: A SCIENCE INVESTIGATION APPROACH

Focus:   T-TESS Domains 1, 2, and 4

Elementary and Middle School

SCIENCE: SKETCH NOTES CATEGORY 1 AND 2

Focus:   T-TESS Domains 1, 2, and 3

Geared towards middle school (6th - 8th) science teachers, this training will help teachers provide simple yet prescriptive sketchnotes for those students struggling to comprehend the complex concepts of Category 1 - Matter and Energy and Category 2 - Force, Motion and Energy. Teachers will basically be guided through sketchnoting the various student expectations focusing on what is assessed on the state assessment.

Elementary and Middle School

SCIENCE: SKETCH NOTES CATEGORY 3 AND 4

Focus:   T-TESS Domains 1, 2, and 3

Similar to SketchScienceNoting: Categories 1 and 2, this 6th- 8th grades sketchnoting session will address the student expectations tested in these two categories: Earth & Space (Cat. 3) and Organisms & Environments (Cat. 4). Teachers will be guided through the different sketchnoting components for different TEKS. Teachers will leave this training with a self-created notebook to help their students think visually in order for better comprehension of the Science TEKS.

Science Education Specialists

R. Gomez                      M.Ed.

Y. Gomez                      M.Ed.

B. Valenzuela              M.Ed.

P. Lumbreras              M.Ed.

O. Lopez                        M.Ed.

TESTIMONIALS

"Lots of great information on how to align our lessons to how the TEKS are addressed on the STAAR"

5th Grade Science Teacher -- Valley View ISD

"All the information provided was very useful.  I love how the presenter breaks every concept down"

5th Grade Science Teacher -- Rio Grande City CISD

"I really liked the concept breakdowns!  They are very clear as to what needs to be taught and learned and built up on one another!"

5th grade Science Teacher -- Mercedes ISD

TESTIMONIALS

"I love how FIT: Science broke everything down in the categories.  Since I had no clue about where to start 5th grade science, you took something very stressful and made it extremely manageable to be successful

5th Grade Science Teacher -- Santa Rosa ISD

"You have helped to fine tune my instruction so that I can plan lessons/labs that will address each TEK in the manner TEA tests it"

5th Grade Science Teacher -- La Feria ISD

"The 5 crucial concepts are going to be a game changer  in my classroom and also a better understanding of how to plan more effectively.  I know my students will be much more successful this year.

Thank you FIT: Science!"

5th Grade Science Teacher -- Alice ISD

TESTIMONIALS

The explanation of how to teach everything is helpful for when we are in the classroom.  The breakdown helps the students understand better.

5th Grade Science Teacher -- Raymonville ISD

This is an eye opener...I feel that I assumed too much when teaching this category. "The students should know this." I was wrong!

5th Grade Science Teacher -- PSJA ISD

I really liked the concept breakdowns! They are very clear as to what needs to be learned and built on one another for student success.

5th grade Science Teacher -- Brownsville ISD

956-960-1976

956-844-2092

Mission, TX, USA

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