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Implementing the Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) Framework in the Chemistry Classroom

WEBINAR (64 minutes) recorded February 5, 2019

As science teachers, we routinely ask our students to explain their understanding or provide conclusions from the evidence they had gathered. However, we are consistently reminded that the majority of our students do not make the connections in their explanations or conclusions that we had hoped for. Writing quality scientific explanations is a skill and it is up to teachers to help students develop that skill. Fortunately, there is a framework that is gaining momentum among science teachers, which is designed to help teachers specifically target and develop this skill - Claim, Evidence, Reasoning. In this webinar, participants can expect the following:

  • What is Claim, Evidence, Reasoning?
  • Implementation strategies
  • Applications
  • Tips for grading
  • Ways to assesses students of various grade levels and abilities
  • Real student examples (good and bad)
If you want to make a fundamental shift toward helping your students make the connections in their writing that you desire, then view this video!