02/22/2017 05:00 pm

Webinar series: Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) Framework,

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This webinar will introduce the Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) Framework, implementation strategies

Webinar on: 22nd February. 2017


This webinar will introduce the Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) Framework, implementation strategies, and how it helps create a classroom culture that more accurately reflects the ways progress in scientific knowledge and communication take place in the real world. An interest in this framework stems from the idea that a hallmark trait of science is the natural filter it places on our understanding of the world around us. Though anyone is free to make claims about objective truths, these claims are subject to immense scrutiny of supporting evidence for them and the reasoning used to account for why such evidence is appropriate as well as how it all fits into our understanding of the natural world. Even with this framework playing a large role in the foundation for which scientific knowledge is built and communicated, it rarely seems to effectively make its way into science education. 


This webinar will be hosted by Ben Meacham, a Chemistry teacher at Prior Lake High School in Minnesota. As an educator, Ben has taught Physics, Chemistry, Physical Science, Astronomy, and Geometry. He became affiliated with Modeling Instruction the summer before his first year of teaching and has implemented both the Chemistry and Physics Modeling Instruction curricula. You can follow him on Twitter @meachteach or visit his blog for more information.

In order to provide as many people as possible the opportunity to attend our webinars, we allow more people to register for the webinars than our current GoToMeeting subscription can hold. We've made this decision based on our observation that about 20-30% people end up not attending after registering.  We understand that things come up, so if you find yourself in that situation please let Wendy (wendy@modelinginstruction.org ). To prevent any hurt feeling or ruffled feather please note that due to the nature of our webinar platform GoToMeeting signing in to the session is on a first come first serve basis. We don't want to bump anyone off, but we do want to fill our webinars.  Therefore, we open our sessions about 15 minutes prior to the start of the actual presentation.

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