About This Event
We invite you to join us in celebrating authentic student science research at the Institute for Collaborative Education’s Twelfth Annual Neuroscience Exhibition!
The work that our students present is produced within their 11th Grade Neuroscience course, a research methods course that emphasizes an understanding of neuroscience and behavioral science through scientific inquiry. I.C.E. is a member of the New York State Performance Standards Consortium, the local affiliate of the nationally recognized Coalition of Essential Schools. As such, our students have been awarded a waiver from participating in the NY State standardized Regent’s Exams in many subject areas. In lieu of high-takes standardized examinations, Coalition schools create Performance Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) in each grade level for students to engage in as a function of meeting their promotional requirements.
We believe that these PBATs are an authentic and meaningful way for students to demonstrate their mastery of content and skills and to use metacognition to explain just how and what they have learned over their course of study. At I.C.E., we have constructed a 6th-12th grade curriculum arc that is designed to prepare students to meet our rigorous high school graduation requirements. Our curriculum’s “backward-design” culminates in PBAT graduation proficiencies in which external evaluators (YOU!) are invited to join our faculty and student peers in assessing students’ abilities to present, explain and defend their in-depth academic work.
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