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Subject: Supports for Transitioning to the 2016 STE Standards
From:    "Scola, Nicole (DOE)" <nscola@doe.mass.edu>
Date:    Fri, November 18, 2016 10:29 am
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Dear Curriculum Leaders,

The 2016 Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) standards are
intended to drive engaging, relevant, rigorous and coherent
instruction that emphasizes student mastery of core ideas and
application of science and engineering practices. Ultimately, the
standards support student readiness for citizenship, college, and
careers. As you transition to the 2016 STE standards, we encourage you
to take advantage of ESE resources. This email includes information
about just a few of the supports available.


1.       Science Ambassadors - request a visit today!

The Science Ambassadors are a group of talented science educators from
across the Commonwealth available to assist your district in
understanding  how the 2016 STE standards can support your vision for
science education. Ambassadors are trained by ESE and the Museum of
Science to provide an overview of the key shifts in the standards,
considerations for implementation, available resources, and strategies
for goal-setting. The attached one-pager describes the program and how
to schedule an Ambassador to work with your educators. Please feel
free to email
scienceambassadors@doe.mass.edu<mailto:scienceambassadors@doe.mass.edu>
with any questions.



2.       Intro to the STE Standards Slide Deck

Many district leaders have asked for training materials to prepare
educators to work with the 2016 STE standards. The attached overview
slide deck can be easily modified to meet your needs. It includes the
following sections:

*         Understanding the Vision and Goals of the Massachusetts STE
Standards

*         Framework Components

*         Overview of the Standards

*         Resources



3.       Crosswalks and Other Resources
A key question for transitioning to the 2016 STE standards is "what's
different?" ESE has developed crosswalk documents that show the
alignment between the 2001/2006 STE Standards and 2016 STE Standards.
Teachers and administrators can use these documents for curriculum
planning. Other resources to support the transition to the 2016
standards include:

*         Strand Maps (visuals to show how concepts progress over time),

*         STE Model Curriculum Units aligned to the 2016 standards,

*         What to Look For classroom observation guides for grades
prek-8, and

*         A Quality Review Rubric for evaluating curriculum.
All resources can be accessed at:
www.doe.mass.edu/stem/review.html<http://www.doe.mass.edu/stem/review.html>


4.       Assessment Transition Information

The Spring 2017 STE MCAS for 5th and 8th grade will assess the 2001/06
STE standards and will be a paper and pencil test.  Spring 2018 STE
MCAS for  5th and 8th grade, will assess the STE standards that are
covered in  both the  2001/06 and 2016 standards.  The STE MCAS  may
be redesigned for computer based administration for 2018.  High School
MCAS will continue to assess the 2001/06 STE Standards.  ESE will
provide districts with guidelines and expectations for the 2018  5th
and 8th grade STE MCAS by June of 2017. For more information, visit
http://www.doe.mass.edu/news/news.aspx?id=23891


                The Department recently sent an email to elementary
and middle school principals inviting them to
participate in the MCAS Science Tryout for Grades     
5 and 8. Principals, or a designee, will need to sign
up the school to participate with a unique password.
If your school is interested in participating, please
complete the brief online form. The deadline for
submission is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 30.



                To complete the online form:

*         Click this
link<http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3147362/STE-Question-Tryout>.

*         Enter your four-digit password, included at the top of this
email. Passwords are unique for each school.

*         Enter your school's information, including the estimated
number of students at each grade expected to participate.

Please feel free to contact Nicole Scola
(nscola@doe.mass.edu<mailto:nscola@doe.mass.edu> or 781-338-3585) or
Marianne Dunne
(marianne.dunne@doe.mass.edu<mailto:marianne.dunne@doe.mass.edu> or
781-338-3529), ESE's Science Education Specialists, with any questions
about the 2016 STE standards or the resources described above.


==================================================================================================
This is a posting from the Office for Mathematics, Science, and
Technology/Engineering Massachusetts Department of Elementary and
Secondary Education (MSTE) Listserv.

Please visit our website at: www.doe.mass.edu/stem.

This list is moderated by Nicole Scola <nscola@doe.mass.edu>
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Mort Sternheim
NOTE PREFERRED EMAIL: mmsternheim@gmail.com
STEM Education Institute
229 Hasbrouck Labs
UMass
Amherst, MA 01003
area code 413
545 1908, fax 545 3697

***************************IMPORTANT NOTICE*************************************

If this email contains any file attachments, other than those listed below, then
this email is not genuine and should be deleted.

.txt    .doc    .pdf    .xls    .mdb    .ppt    .pps

********************************************************************************

Dear Curriculum Leaders,

 

The 2016 Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) standards are intended to drive engaging, relevant, rigorous and coherent instruction that emphasizes student mastery of core ideas and application of science and engineering practices. Ultimately, the standards support student readiness for citizenship, college, and careers. As you transition to the 2016 STE standards, we encourage you to take advantage of ESE resources. This email includes information about just a few of the supports available.

 

1.       Science Ambassadors – request a visit today!

The Science Ambassadors are a group of talented science educators from across the Commonwealth available to assist your district in understanding  how the 2016 STE standards can support your vision for science education. Ambassadors are trained by ESE and the Museum of Science to provide an overview of the key shifts in the standards, considerations for implementation, available resources, and strategies for goal-setting. The attached one-pager describes the program and how to schedule an Ambassador to work with your educators. Please feel free to email scienceambassadors@doe.mass.edu with any questions.

 

2.       Intro to the STE Standards Slide Deck

Many district leaders have asked for training materials to prepare educators to work with the 2016 STE standards. The attached overview slide deck can be easily modified to meet your needs. It includes the following sections:

·         Understanding the Vision and Goals of the Massachusetts STE Standards

·         Framework Components

·         Overview of the Standards

·         Resources

 

3.       Crosswalks and Other Resources

A key question for transitioning to the 2016 STE standards is “what’s different?” ESE has developed crosswalk documents that show the alignment between the 2001/2006 STE Standards and 2016 STE Standards. Teachers and administrators can use these documents for curriculum planning. Other resources to support the transition to the 2016 standards include:

·         Strand Maps (visuals to show how concepts progress over time),

·         STE Model Curriculum Units aligned to the 2016 standards,

·         What to Look For classroom observation guides for grades prek-8, and

·         A Quality Review Rubric for evaluating curriculum.

All resources can be accessed at: www.doe.mass.edu/stem/review.html

 

4.       Assessment Transition Information

The Spring 2017 STE MCAS for 5th and 8th grade will assess the 2001/06 STE standards and will be a paper and pencil test.  Spring 2018 STE MCAS for  5th and 8th grade, will assess the STE standards that are covered in  both the  2001/06 and 2016 standards.  The STE MCAS  may be redesigned for computer based administration for 2018.  High School MCAS will continue to assess the 2001/06 STE Standards.  ESE will provide districts with guidelines and expectations for the 2018  5th and 8th grade STE MCAS by June of 2017. For more information, visit http://www.doe.mass.edu/news/news.aspx?id=23891

               

                The Department recently sent an email to elementary and middle school principals inviting them to participate in the MCAS Science Tryout for Grades      5 and 8. Principals, or a designee, will need to sign up the school to participate with a unique password. If your school is interested in participating, please complete the brief online form. The deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 30.

 

                To complete the online form:

·         Click this link.

·         Enter your four-digit password, included at the top of this email. Passwords are unique for each school.

·         Enter your school’s information, including the estimated number of students at each grade expected to participate.

 

Please feel free to contact Nicole Scola (nscola@doe.mass.edu or 781-338-3585) or Marianne Dunne (marianne.dunne@doe.mass.edu or 781-338-3529), ESE’s Science Education Specialists, with any questions about the 2016 STE standards or the resources described above.

==================================================================================================
This is a posting from the Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology/Engineering Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MSTE) Listserv.

Please visit our website at: www.doe.mass.edu/stem.

This list is moderated by Nicole Scola 
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