Identifying and Developing Students’ Conceptual Thinking in Science

Room: Red Level, Super Suite

This interactive session for K – 8 educators will focus on how a variety of formative assessments (probes, interactive notebooks, card sorts, visual representations, etc.) can assist teachers in identifying how students understand certain scientific concepts, including their naïve ideas, partial understanding, mixed understanding and misconceptions. Knowing this, teachers can more effectively plan their lessons to address where their students are and help them reach greater understanding.

  • Joanne McDonnell, M.Ed.  -  Assistant Professor of Education, Anna Maria College
  • Jeff Glick, M.Ed.  -  K-6 Science Liaison, Worcester Public Schools