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Responding to High-Stakes Assessments in Science and Social Studies: Are You Ready?

April 25 @ 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm EDT


Thursday, April 25, 2024  |  3:45 PM ET – 4:30 PM ET + Q&A

The current assessments in science and social studies have placed new demands on teachers and students. To respond to the challenges of high-stakes assessments, our students need to be able to read analytically, gather evidence from multiple informational texts, deeply understand and transfer core concepts, and develop powerful written arguments.

Join Dr. Harvey Silver (author of Teaching for Deeper Learning and today’s leading expert on instructional strategies) and Dr. Kimberly Zeidler-Watters, (Executive Director of PIMSER – Partnership for Math and Science Education Reform) for a forty-five-minute webinar designed to help students succeed on high-stakes assessments.

Harvey and Kimberly will walk you through the “Three Cs” that content-area teachers and school teams need to pay attention to as they gear up for this work:

The First C – CHALLENGES: What do these assessments and curricula demand of our students, and why do they pose real challenges to many content-area teachers?

Harvey and Kimberly will examine sample tasks to zero in on the most common skills that they require.

The Second C – COMPETENCE: How do we develop the skills and habits that students need to be successful?

Harvey and Kimberly will highlight simple, practical tools that teachers in all content areas can use to build the reading, thinking, and evidence-gathering skills that the assessments and curricula demand.

The Third C – COMMITMENT: How can we grow students’ commitment to persevere and build deep understanding?

Harvey and Kimberly will provide you with tips and tools for increasing student engagement and developing the kind of growth mindset students need to learn deeply.


Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

Dr. Harvey Silver

Dr. Harvey Silver

Dr. Kimberly Zeidler-Watters

Dr. Kimberly Zeidler-Watters


April 25
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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Dr. Harvey F. Silver
Dr. Kimberly Zeidler-Watters