Edmentum’s solutions include 15 different technology-enhanced item types, requiring them to use higher-order thinking skills. They are designed with Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) framework and Bloom’s Taxonomy levels in mind. Using both of these frameworks ensures that each question is written to the appropriate difficulty level and that students are exposed to the appropriate content.
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Taryn Baker is a Curriculum Developer at Edmentum. She has a B.S. in Biology and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. Taryn spent ten years teaching and developing various science and STEM courses at the high school and middle school level before coming to Edmentum in 2016. She is passionate about creating engaging and innovative curriculum.
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In November, several of Edmentum’s science curriculum developers had the privilege of attending the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST) 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. Edmentum team members mingled with and learned from over 6,000 educators and science advocates over the course of three days. Participants attended breakout sessions presented by educators who generously shared innovative strategies for conveying scientific concepts to students. Every session was valuable in its own way, but here are the top three concepts weighing heavily on the minds of science educators: