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Developing A Year Long Instructional Storyboard. Module 3: Introduction to the 3 Dimensions in the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science. Module 2: Engaging in a Science Performance Task. Module 1: A Vision for K-12 Science Education. Transitioning to the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science: How to Assess Three-Dimensional Learning in the Classroom: Building Assessment Tasks that Work : StemTeachingTools.

NGSS Unlocked. Plan professional development using these free activities. Teaching Next Generation Science Standards in Elementary School—First Grade. Science for All. Science for All Curating Transformative Science Education Resources Skip to content This page contains a series of FREE online professional development modules on the Next Generation Science Standards.

Science for All

This series was originally created to provide NGSS professional development to school districts in the South Sound LASER Alliance with support from Washington State LASER. There are 4 modules: NGSS 101 Part 1- OverviewNGSS 101 Part 2- Science & Engineering PracticesNGSS 101 Part 3- Crosscutting ConceptsNGSS 101 Part 4- Engineering Design Below you will find the video modules embedded in the page.

NOTE: These modules were originally created in another online platform called Brainshark- so you may hear some references to the original platform that are no longer relevant. Next Generation Science Standards: Introduction to Three Dimensional Learning. What to Know About the Next Generation Science Standards. The Next Generation Science Standards. Making The Transition To NGSS Easier. Implementation of NGSS can seem like a daunting task.

Making The Transition To NGSS Easier

The focus is no longer content standards, but rather an interlocking system of content, engineering and design strategies, and cross cutting concepts — a 3D approach. Content learning occurs when students design experiments, create models, and design solutions around authentic tasks and engaging phenomena. These phenomena can be grouped under common themes, or cross cutting concepts, which unite all discipline areas, such as cause and effect, structure and function, and patterns.

Standards­-based teaching has directed instruction for so long that a wide variety of quality, engaging labs and activities have been developed to help students better understand the content. Does NGSS implementation mean we need to abandon these well-thought-out lessons? The answer is no! NGSS does not mean reinventing the wheel. Consider the following example from my high school biology class. Reworking a Classic Lesson Not a bad activity. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. How to Read the Next Generation Science Standards. Five Tools and Processes for NGSS. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) challenge teachers to think deeply about learning and teaching with the goal of developing a clear vision of science education that is coherent, focused, and rigorous.

Five Tools and Processes for NGSS

The Five Tools and Processes for Translating the NGSS are designed to help professional development leaders work with teachers on curriculum, instruction, and assessment as they achieve this vision. At the heart of the Five Tools and Processes is the translation of science concepts, practices, and performance expectations into multiple instructional sequences that form an NGSS unit. This is followed by a more in-depth plan for one instructional sequence and assessment task to provide evidence of student learning focused on performance expectations. These processes help teachers plan for conceptual coherence. The development of The Five Tools and Processes for NGSS was a project of the American Museum of Natural History in collaboration with BSCS and the K-12 Alliance at WestEd. Docs - create and edit documents online, for free. Education Week. Oklahoma State Department of Education. Skip to main content User menu Search form Home / OKSci PD on Your Plan OKSci PD on Your Plan Science Menu PD on Your Plan is an effort to provide educators with professional development in bite size offerings that could be completed by a teacher on their plan period, a group of teachers during a department meeting or a group of educators during a devoted professional learning community (PLC) time.

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Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel. 15-041_Achieve_ScienceChartHowScienceChange.pdf. Next Generation Science Standards. FROverviewPresentation20min. FROverviewPresentation60 90min. MI Science PL@N. Science for All. Evaluating Curriculum Materials for Alignment with the New Vision for K-12 Science Education : StemTeachingTools. : StemTeachingTools. What school building administrators should know about the new vision for K-12 science education : StemTeachingTools. Overview: How can we promote equity in science education? : StemTeachingTools.

Next Generation Science Standards: What’s different, and do they matter? : StemTeachingTools. How to Read the Next Generation Science Standards. Printer-friendly version The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are distinct from prior science standards in that they integrate three dimensions within each standard and have intentional connections across standards.

How to Read the Next Generation Science Standards

To provide guidance and clarification to all users of the standards, the writers have created a system architecture that highlights the NGSS as well as each of the three integral dimensions and connections to other grade bands and subjects. The standards are organized in a table with three main sections: 1) performance expectation(s), 2) the foundation boxes, and 3) the connection boxes. In the figure below the video, from top to bottom are seen the title, the topic label row, the performance expectation(s) (the assessable component), the foundation boxes (containing Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and Crosscutting Concepts), and the connection boxes.

Detailed information about this architecture can be found online here. Next Generation Science Standards. NGSS Hub. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are distinct from prior science standards in three essential ways. 1) Performance.


Prior standards documents listed what students should "know" or "understand. " These ideas needed to be translated into performances that could be assessed to determine whether or not students met the standards. Different interpretations sometimes resulted in assessments that were not aligned with curriculum and instruction. The Next Generation Science Standards have avoided this difficulty by developing performance expectations that state what students should be able to do in order to demonstrate that they have met the standard, thus providing the same clear and specific targets for curriculum, instruction, and assessment. 2) Foundations. 3) Coherence.

15-041_Achieve_ScienceChartHowScienceChange.pdf. MatrixOfScienceAndEngineeringPractices.pdf. Pdfs/ngss/MatrixOfCrosscuttingConcepts.pdf. Appendix%20H%20-%20The%20Nature%20of%20Science%20in%20the%20Next%20Generation%20Science%20Standards%204.15.13.pdf. Pdfs/ngss/NGSSMatricesByTopicsAndCoreIdeasForFinalRelease.pdf.