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State Websites You Can't Live Without:
Tennessee's Science Website:  To find relevant information about science standards and changes in Tennessee, visit this site.
Tennessee Blueprints:  This link will take you to the current year's testing blueprints listed by subject and grade level .  What are testing blueprints? 
Assessment blueprints are designed to show educators a summary of what will be assessed in each grade, including a range of number of items that will address each strand of standards. This resource is designed to help educators as they plan for the upcoming school year.- tn.gov​
Tennessee Science Standards (approved for 2018-2019):  These standards will go into effect for the 2018-2019 year.  However, if you'd like to get ahead and dig through them, have an explosive time!.
Tennessee Science Standards Implementation Guide - Part 1:  This guide is meant to be a connection between the new science standards and A Framework for K-12 Science Instruction.(below)  The Implementation Guide is formatted to be used during PLCs to familiarize teachers and administrators with 3D instruction.
The Framework for K-12 Science Education: Tennessee's Department of Education has adopted this framework for science instruction guidance.  
Science Standards Training 2018:  This link will allow you to access exemplar lesson plans (Teacher Guide - training resources) K-12, training resources, science framework links, TDOE Science Documents, & STEM Teaching Tools.
Google Drive from 6th grade Science training:  This link gives you access to resources from teachers who attended the training. Discernment may be needed. 6th grade lesson plans from the workshop are included.
 
Assessment Resources:
TN Ready Practice Tests and Item Samplers:   Click here to access TN Ready practice tests and item samplers by grade level.
Power Schools: This platform has been purchased by our district to allow teachers to build and/or upload tests so that students' progress can be measured. 
CAB: Tennessee's State on-line practice test platform is CAB.  For more information, see the resources below:
  -  CAB Video Tutorial: This tutorial covers all aspects of CAB - accessing the program, creating a test, and creating a group. It also covers assigning and administering a test and scoring the test.


Monroe County Science Collaboration:
   Sixth and Seventh grade science teachers in Monroe County have created a Google Drive folder so that collaboration can happen throughout the county.  The links to the folders are below:
 
3-D Science Terminology Bookmark:  What's a CCC, SEP, or DCI?  This bookmark will help you organize the terminology as you begin your journey teaching three-dimensional science.
Bedford County Curriculum Links:  Bedford County Tennessee has created K-12 resources (curriculum maps and lesson plan templates) to help you as you shift to 3-D teaching.