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Project AERO has identified Critical Areas for Science Education in grades K-5. During this one-hour overview (plus time for questions and comments) we hope to accomplish the following:
Consider the current state of K-5 science education with respect to recent and upcoming challenges
Review the structure and key conceptual shifts presented in A Framework for K-12 Science Education
Tour the AERO Science Critical Areas and understand how they aim to support K-5 educators in developing meaningful learning experiences for their students
Consider how K-5 educators might bring the vision of the Framework and the AERO Science Standards to a virtual learning environment
CHRIS CHARNITSKI was a high school life science teacher for 20 years and still identifies as a science teacher. After working in Fairfax County, Virginia, for 10 years – first at R.E. Lee High School and then at Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology – Mr Charnitski went overseas to teach Biology, IB Biology, AP Biology, Middle School Science and various other science courses in Ecuador, Myanmar and Oman.
He left the classroom three years ago to work with international schools around the world, helping them understand and implement the transformational Next Generation Science Standards. Mr Charnitski co-facilitates the NGSS Introduction for Educators at the AERO Summer Institute in Virginia. He is a National Board-certified teacher and most recently worked with the non-profit Achieve organization, authors of the NGSS, on their Science Peer Review Panel.