Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) in The Science Classroom

(6 Hours) In this course, participants will learn the Claim, Evidence, Reasoning strategy for more effective instruction of science concepts in any K-12 science classroom. You will receive step-by-step guidance on implementing the strategy for all students, learn the benefits of the strategy, and be provided with tools and resources to help you plan and guide your students through making evidence-backed conclusions from carefully designed activities that effectively teach critical thinking skills.

$30.00

Course Guiding Questions:

How will the CER strategy improve my science students’ ability to use data and observations to formulate claims backed by well-structured activities and data collection?

What You Will Learn In This Course:

  • What CER is and how to implement it in your classroom
  • How to adapt CER assignments for students needing modifications
  • How to assess student CER responses

Kim Anderson, Instructor

Education:
M.S. Public Health
University of Texas Health Science Center
B.S. Microbiology
Texas A&M University

Experience & Credentials:
Current Science Instructional Coach
National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellow Teacher
Over 12 Years of Teaching Experience
G/T, Special Needs Experience & Science 8-12 Certified

STATE CERTIFIED TEACHER

Wendy Lipe, Co-Instructor

Education:
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies
Southwest Texas State University

Experience & Credentials:
Over 8 Years of Teaching Experience
Current Elementary-Level Teacher
ESL State Certified (Texas), TAG Certified
Experience with Students with Learning Disabilities
(ADD, ADHD, & Dyslexia)

 
STATE CERTIFIED TEACHER

CPE Hours

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 6 CPE hours. Model Teaching and Action Potential Learning is a Statewide, TEA (Texas Education Agency) approved provider for Continuing Professional Education credit. CPE# 902-391

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CER Reference

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Activity Alignment Checklist

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Student Reasoning Organizer

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Question Checklist Tool

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CER Modification Template

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CER Grading Rubric

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CER Activity Template

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CER Card Sort Tool

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Reasoning Challenges Reference Sheet

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Question Writing Template

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CER Student Graphic Organizer

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CER Lesson Plan Template

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Evidence Reference Guide

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CER Evidence Template

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Reasoning Template

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CER Modification Reference Guide

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CER Discussion Guide

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Effectivness Rubric

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