Updates from the State Board of Education

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Presented by Dr. Scott Eddins at the 2014 Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy in Nashville, TN, June 23-26, 2014.

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  • Notebook Prompt: Are beliefs the same as understandings? If no, why is it important to distinguish between the two? Explain your answer. Put this in your notebook…..
  • Projections for the next 10 years and beyond indicate that the fastest growing jobs are in STEM fields.  Occupations within STEM increased 8% in over 10 years (2000-2010) and are expected to grow twice as fast by the year 2018, while non-stem jobs will only grow by 10%.
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  • Updates from the State Board of Education

    1. 1. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director Updates from the State Board of Education Dr. Scott Eddins Scott.eddins@tn.gov 2014 Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy
    2. 2. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director SBE- Rule and Policy Promulgation TNDOE Rule, Policy and Statute Implementation GovernorGeneral Assembly Local School Districts Operation of Public Schools Local Boards of Education
    3. 3. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director Nine Congressional Districts Plus One High School Member
    4. 4. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director Duties and Powers • Authorized under T.C.A.§49-1-301 • Teacher Program Standards and Approval • Teacher Licensure Actions • Evaluation Models • Curriculum Standards • Charter School Appeals and Authorization • School Funding Oversight
    5. 5. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director On the Horizon… • Teacher licensing standards • Teacher program approval standards • Science Standards • Office of Charter Schools
    6. 6. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director In Our Lap… (What We Are Monitoring) • Teacher Evaluation • CCSS • Instructional Leadership • Teacher Leadership • Virtual Learning
    7. 7. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director Lets Talk About STEM
    8. 8. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director Why Do We Need STEM Education? Is there a scientific misconception here?
    9. 9. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director In Math, It’s Partially About Multiple Representations
    10. 10. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director Specialized Content Knowledge (SCK) Dr. Deborah Ball’s research
    11. 11. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director Beliefs About Inquiry & Problem Solving For all students! Chaotic! Easy to implement! Eats up valuable time and money!
    12. 12. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director Fastest Growing Occupations 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 2000-2010 Growth 2008-2018 Non-STEM STEM
    13. 13. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director The Response From Local Higher Education Institutions Information Security Healthcare Information Technology Informatics Data Science Analytics ... And partnerships with industry that lead to increasing numbers of internships and new hires
    14. 14. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director A New Vocabulary
    15. 15. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director
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    17. 17. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director
    18. 18. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director Owning STEM Our Comfort Level with the Sciences Biology, Physics and Chemistry Engineering and Mathematics Computer Science, Data Science, Informatics, Analytics, Visualization
    19. 19. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director Science Standards Steering Committee Meetings • http://tn.gov/sbe/2013_Dec_18_Science_Stee ring_Committee.shtml • http://tn.gov/sbe/2014_Feb_28_Science_Stee ring_Committee.shtml
    20. 20. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director Science Standards Steering Committee Membership Mike Edwards, Chair Science Standards Steering Committee State Board of Education Member Knoxville Chamber of Commerce The Honorable Mark Green The Honorable Harry Brooks Chair, House Education Committee Dr. Joe DiPietro President of the University of Tennessee John Morgan Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents Dr. Thom Mason Laboratory Director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Dr. Sally Pardue Director Millard Oakley STEM Center, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Tennessee Tech University Gale Stanley Tennessee Science Teachers Association (TSTA) STEM Coordinator Campbell County Schools Becky Ashe Principal, L&N STEM Academy Knox County Schools Katie Kendall Coordinator: School and Community-Based Support John Early Museum Magnet Middle School Dedric McGhee Instructional Specialist, K-12 Science Shelby County Schools Dr. Gary Nixon, Executive Director of the State Board of Education Emily Barton Assistant Commissioner of Curriculum and Instruction Tennessee Department of Education Dr. Danielle Mezera Assistant Commissioner of Career and Technical Education Tennessee Department of Education Non-Voting Members:
    21. 21. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director
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    23. 23. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director Tennessee Science Standards Value Statement • Tennessee possesses a citizenry known to be intelligent, knowledgeable, hard working, and creative. Tennessee’s schools offer science programs that introduce a broad range of important subjects along with opportunities to explore topics ranging from nuclear energy science to breakthrough medical discoveries. The challenge of developing and sustaining a population of scientifically informed citizens requires that educational systems be guided by science curriculum standards that are academically rigorous, relevant to today’s world, and attendant to what makes Tennessee a unique place to live and learn. • To achieve this end, school systems employ curriculum standards to craft meaningful local curricula that are innovative and provide myriad learning opportunities that extend beyond mastery of basic scientific principles. Tennessee science standards include the necessary qualities and conditions to support learning environments in which students can develop knowledge and skills needed for post-secondary and career pursuits, and be well-positioned to become curious, lifelong learners.
    24. 24. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director 1. Develop an in-depth understanding of the major science disciplines through a series of coherent K-12 learning experiences that afford frequent interactions with the natural and man-made worlds; 2. Make pertinent connections among scientific concepts, associated mathematical principles, and skillful applications of reading, writing, listening, and speaking; 3. Recognize that certain broad concepts/big ideas foster a comprehensive and scientifically-based picture of the world and are important across all fields of science; 4. Explore scientific phenomena and build science knowledge and skills using their own linguistic and cultural experiences and/or with appropriate assistance or accommodation; 5. Identify and ask appropriate questions that can be answered through scientific investigations; 6. Design and conduct investigations independently or collaboratively to generate evidence needed to answer a variety of questions; 7. Use appropriate equipment and tools and apply safe laboratory habits and procedures; 8. Think critically and logically to analyze and interpret data, draw conclusions and develop explanations that are based on evidence and free from bias; 9. Communicate and defend results through multiple modes of representation (e. g., gestural, oral, mathematical, pictorial, graphic, and textual models). 10. Integrate science, mathematics, technology, and engineering design to solve problems and guide everyday decisions; 11. Consider trade-offs among possible solutions when making decisions about issues for which there are competing alternatives; 12. Locate, evaluate, and apply reliable sources of scientific and technological information; 13. Recognize that the principal activity of scientists is to explain the natural world and develop associated theories and laws; 14. Recognize that current scientific understanding is tentative and subject to change as experimental evidence accumulates, and/or old evidence is reexamined; 15. Demonstrate an understanding of science principles and the ability to conduct investigations through student-directed experiments, authentic performances, lab reports, portfolios, laboratory demonstrations, real world projects, interviews, and high-stakes tests. Information from the NSTA Position Statements was adapted to compile this document. Declarations Tennessee’s K-12 science standards are intended to guide the development and delivery of educational experiences that prepare all students for the challenges of the 21st century and enable them to:
    25. 25. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director What Resources Are Being Utilized?
    26. 26. State Board of Education Dr. Gary L. Nixon, Executive Director Questions? Scott.Eddins@tn.gov 615-532-2822 http://tn.gov/sbe/

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