Kentucky Academy of Science

Invitation to teachers: Through Course Task Development

by / Friday, 05 May 2017 / Published in KAS News

Summer 2017 – Through Course Task Development Work Opportunities

The KDE invites qualified teachers of science to apply to participate in summer work sessions related to the Through Course Task component of the Science Assessment System. Please read the following information thoroughly before submitting an application.

You may apply for either or both work sessions.  Deadline for application is May 15, 2017.

An email confirmation will be sent to you on or before May 23, 2017 indicating whether or not you have been selected, and for which session you have been assigned, along with the logistics of each session.

Field Test Student Work Review / Task Update

This work session will include analysis and annotation of student work copies, as well as modification to the task and task annotation document, if appropriate.  You will likely work with another teacher at your grade level, with the task that you used this year for the TCT field test.

Dates: June 6th and 7th          8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location:  Kentucky Department of Education Building,   300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, KY

Payment: $500

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will have participated in the TCT Field test using the 3 step collaborative process, as well as have a strong understanding of the dimensions of the Kentucky Academic Standards for Science.

Travel/lodging:

Mileage reimbursement rate is set forth by the Finance Cabinet.

Lodging expenses will be reimbursed. To be eligible for reimbursement, you have to live 40 miles or more away from where the meeting is held.

Meals will be reimbursed for those who qualify for overnight lodging. The daily rate is breakfast $8, lunch $10, and dinner $18

Link to application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFXWD6R

 

New Through Course Task Development Work Sessions

These work sessions will support development of new grade-level tasks in order to expand the current TCT bank for use in the upcoming school year.  Teacher teams of two will complete this work at each grade-level.  If selected, you will commit to participating in the initial work session on two consecutive days, during which you will receive training for task development, and then develop 2 tasks with a partner teacher at your grade-level.  You will use each task with your students during the fall semester, reconvene with your partner, and update the task, if necessary. Thus, you will be committing to additional work with your partner teacher after the two initial days to revise the tasks, if necessary, based on feedback, both from science education peers or use with students.  Support will be provided, as needed, during this process.

 

Note:  there is an option to name a specific team partner you would like to request as part of the application. Both persons need to submit an application, and there is not a guarantee that both will be selected.  We simply want to streamline the process for teacher teams to potentially self-identify.  

 

Dates and Locations:

June 12th -13th at the Early College and Career Center in Elizabethtown

June 15th – 16th at KCTCS in Prestonsburg

June 20th-21st at KY Dam Village

*All sessions will run from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

Total payment per participant: $750

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will have participated in the TCT Field test using the 3 step collaborative process, as well as have a strong understanding of the dimensions of the Kentucky Academic Standards for Science.

 

Travel/lodging:

Mileage reimbursement rate is set forth by the Finance Cabinet.

Lodging expenses will be reimbursed. To be eligible for reimbursement, you have to live 40 miles or more away from where the meeting is held.

Meals will be reimbursed for those who qualify for overnight lodging. The daily rate is breakfast $8, lunch $10, and dinner $18
Link to application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3BZBFLN

Thank you for considering participation in either of these important science assessment development opportunities.  Kentucky teachers are critical to the development of successful Through Course Tasks for their role in the Science Assessment System.   We look forward to reviewing your application.

 

 

 

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