Introduction to the Claim, Evidence, Reasoning (CER) Framework


Free webinar for all AMTA members!

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.

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February 22, 2017, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm