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An Elementary Journey to the Next Generation Science Standards. Tools : StemTeachingTools. Tools : StemTeachingTools. MAISA Title I Modules- Fall Science Update 2013 by Jen Arnswald on Prezi. Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Resources. The CREATE for STEM Institute, along with other state and national partners, is pleased to provide these materials and information to educators, policy-makers and the general public in Michigan to support the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Resources

Please feel free to download, use, and adapt these resources. All materials posted here are provided to the education community under Creative Commons licensing (see below). If you do use the materials, we ask that you post any feedback or adaptations here or send to us directly. NGSS Professional Development Workshops Manuscripts, publications, presentations, instructional materials to support teachers Recent Presentations on NGSS by CREATE staff. Professional Learning - NGSS Michigan. Lesson Plans Exploring NGSS. EQUIP. The EQUIP instrument is designed to measure the quantity and quality of inquiry instruction being facilitated in K-12 math and science classrooms.


The instrument does not seek to measure all forms of quality instruction–only those that are inquiry-based in nature. EQUIP is available for both teachers and researchers to use in their work. We welcome any thoughts and comments that you may have regarding the usefulness of EQUIP and recommendations for future improvements. The following resources are available to you at no cost: Webinar to orient new usersTraining videos (go to the lesson planning tab, log in, and select EQUIP training)PDF version of EQUIP is available for downloadFree app is available at Apple store for iPad usersArticles regarding EQUIP.

Science Magazine - 26 June 2015 - Front Cover. Science. NGSS Elementary (K–5) Evidence Statements. Printer-friendly version The K–5 NGSS Evidence Statements are now available for download at the bottom of this page.

NGSS Elementary (K–5) Evidence Statements

The High School (9-12) and Middle School (6-8) Evidence Statements are also available. The evidence statements provide detail on what students should know and be able to do in order to satisfy each performance expectation (PE) at the end of instruction. Upcoming Events — London Bridge is Falling Down: The Physics of Four Bridge Failures Registration required.

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Teacher Ideas & Activities. Making Math a Full Partner in STEM Curriculum. My STEM curriculum-writing colleague Carolyn DeCristofano agreed to be a guest author again this week, much to my delight.

Making Math a Full Partner in STEM Curriculum

Carolyn is a top-notch STEM specialist, President of Blue Heron STEM Education, and an acclaimed author who has written publications for NOVA and the Boston Museum of Science. I’m turning this space over to her. You’re in excellent hands! – Anne Jolly by Carolyn DeCristofano. Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events. MC2school - habits. Science Projects for Kids. Welcome to Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading.

Understanding Our Natural Universe. PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations. Modeling for Understanding in Science Education. 14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers. 14 Brilliant Bloom’s Taxonomy Posters For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Bloom’s Taxonomy is a useful tool for assessment design, but using it only for that function is like using a race car to go to the grocery–a huge waste of potential.

14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

In an upcoming post we’re going to look at better use of Bloom’s taxonomy in the classroom, but during research for that post it became interesting how many variations there are of the original work. While a handful of the charts below only show aesthetic changes compared to others, most are concept maps of sorts–with graphic design that signifies extended function (power verbs), detail (clear explanations), or features of some sort (Bloom’s Taxonomy tasks by level). The follow simple, student-centered Bloom’s graphics were created by helloliteracy! The following “Bloom’s pinwheel” comes from Kelly Tenkley and Popplet. Math Monday 09-20-10 – The Museum of Mathematics. Science Connections from INFOhio. ARTSEDGE: Cuesheet: Connections: Science + Music. James Burke’s Connections: A BBC History of Innovation. Middle School Portal - the network for middle school math and science teachers.

The FunWorks. This Web site is about careers.

The FunWorks

Not just the interesting ones other people have, but the ones YOU can have. Don't know where to start? Well, dive right in and: EXPLORE many different areas, not just the ones that seem obvious THINK about what you enjoy. See where it leads you. You may not know now exactly what you want to do as an adult, but this site will help you start.

Not sure what to click on? Click here if you're interested in any careers having to do with Math or Science. MSP:MiddleSchoolPortal/Connections: Linking Mathematics to Social Studies, Art, and Science - Middle School Portal. From Middle School Portal+ Connections!

MSP:MiddleSchoolPortal/Connections: Linking Mathematics to Social Studies, Art, and Science - Middle School Portal

Linking Mathematics to Social Studies, Art, and Science - Introduction+ The second publication in our Connections series, Math History as a Teaching and Learning Tool, identifies resources that support the teaching of math history as context for topics in a standard middle school mathematics curriculum. Teaching that integrates the curriculum is often set as a goal for the middle school but is not so often reached. Free Online Textbooks, Flashcards, Practice, Real World Examples, Simulations. Combined History of Randolph, Monroe and Perry Counties, Illinois: With ... The $2 Interactive Whiteboard. Yes, you read that correctly.

The $2 Interactive Whiteboard

The TWO DOLLAR interactive whiteboard. But first… The $2,000 interactive whiteboard While watching the video, count how many times the kids are interacting with each other while using the board. Mouse over here for the answer. Before you jump to the conclusion that I am some technology-hating Luddite, I want you to know that I love technology. Physics Materials. Physics. School of Engineering - High School Programs. Are you considering a career in engineering, computer science or construction?

School of Engineering - High School Programs

The SIUE School of Engineering offers several programs that allow you and other middle and high school students to learn about various fields of engineering and career choices. Engineering Academic Excellence/Open House The School organizes an Open House once a year. JSHS - A prestigious scholarship program to engage Grades 9-12 in scientific inquiry. Ditch the Tri-Fold Boards and Host a Rockin Virtual Science Fair. Today’s post is another question, submitted by a teacher whose school I’ve had the pleasure to work with on a few occasions.

I love that she’s reaching out with today’s question, in response to me challenging science teachers to re-think how we do science fair projects. Hi Ginger, I am the junior high science teacher at our school. […] I am wanting to do a big science fair with my 8th graders. Instead of them presenting their projects with the typical tri-fold posters I was hoping there was a cool app or website they could use to present their research from their project. Kind of like a digital/virtual lab report. Do you know of any app or website that could help me? Pathways Resource Center. Katherine L. McNeill - Home. Home Page. MASTER Tools. Modeling And Simulation Tools for Education Reform MASTER Tools, developed by The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. are the result of on-going collaborations with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), George Mason University, and other education organizations.

They are designed to be interactive tools and simulation environments that enable and encourage exploration and discovery through observation, conjecture, and modeling activities. Our growing portfolio of MASTER tools will soon be fully integrated with new collaboration tools and online research facilities to create an authentic scientific experience. All of our simulations and supporting curriculum materials are designed in accordance with the new National Science Education Standards and the National Math Education Standards. Surface Water Runoff. I-STEM—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. STEM Activities, Public Engagement Portal, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Making Sense of SCIENCE - Making Sense of SCIENCE. Elementary STEM. STEM Resource Finder.

Visible Thinking. Purpose and Goals Visible Thinking is a flexible and systematic research-based approach to integrating the development of students' thinking with content learning across subject matters. An extensive and adaptable collection of practices, Visible Thinking has a double goal: on the one hand, to cultivate students' thinking skills and dispositions, and, on the other, to deepen content learning.

By thinking dispositions, we mean curiosity, concern for truth and understanding, a creative mindset, not just being skilled but also alert to thinking and learning opportunities and eager to take them Who is it for? Visible Thinking is for teachers, school leaders and administrators in K - 12 schools who want to encourage the development of a culture of thinking in their classrooms and schools. Key Features and Practices At the core of Visible Thinking are practices that help make thinking visible: Thinking Routines loosely guide learners' thought processes and encourage active processing. License. Science Education Assessment - CSSS. Science Education Assessment Performance-Based Science Assessments Webinar On October 24, 2012 CSSS members offered a 90 minute webinar describing performance-based science assessments. The webinar featured presentations by Edys Quellmalz, WestEd; Lauren Monowar-Jones, OH; Gail Hall, VT; and Liz Buttner, CT.

Due to technical complications the first part of the webinar was not successfully recorded. CSSS members can access the powerpoint slides and the recorded portion of the webinar from the links below. Performance Assessments Webinar Performance Assessments Powerpoint Slides. Community Resources for Science. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards. Overview Authors James W. Pellegrino, Mark R. Wilson, Judith A.

NGSS Foundational

Grades 9-12. NGSS Hub. Instruction. Professional Development Quality Review Rubric-The Ohio Science Quality Review Rubric provides criteria by which to evaluate the alignment and overall quality of lessons and units with respect to Ohio’s New Learning Standards. The Ohio rubric is modeled after the Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric for Lessons & Units. Music - Science. Lewis Center for Educational Research - Subject Resources for Teaching NGSS. NGSS for California Public Schools, K-12 - Science. John Deere Communities - Special Intiatives - AWIM - A World In Motion - SAE International. Documents - K-5 STEM. Science Web Links. Live Science: Scientific News, Articles and Current Events. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS)

STEM Resource Finder. Welcome to PALS. Home - Engaging Science. Lewis Center for Educational Research - Teaching the Next Generations' Science. Ed and Periodic Videos. California Classroom Science. Michigan Math and Science Centers Network. 5E Instructional Model. Shout Science! SciMathMN – Powering Minnesota to meet 21st century needs through K-12 mathematics, science and techinology. Assessment Tools for Professional Development - CSSS. Assessment Tools for Professional Development Professional development is a medium used to increase the content and pedagogical content understanding of science teachers, produce transformative learning, and build professional learning communities. Research indicates that professional development must be a continuous process of improvement to be effective.

So, how do we measure the efficacy of professional development? Science Education Safety - CSSS. IAITC Home. STEMfest Activities- NIU - Northern Illinois University. Welcome to! Converge eNewsletter, October 17th, 2014. FETC Converge eNewsletter, October 17th, 2014 This FETC CONVERGE issue is focused on Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM). If the United States is to hold a competitive edge in a rapidly changing global workforce, bolstering the nation's science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce is essential.

Our nation must improve the way our students learn science, mathematics, technology and engineering and that the business, education, and STEM communities must work together to achieve this goal. STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines—science, technology, engineering and mathematics—in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Discover how STEM initiatives are being embraced in these articles. STEM is on the Rise. R&D STEM Learning Exchange Resource Repository. Illinois - Primary Sources Third Edition. Results from an online survey of 780 teachers in , conducted July 1-22, 2013. Primary Sources Third Edition. “I feel strongly that the CCSS will change the face of American education.

Teachers just need help with the implementation and understanding of the content.” • This update was fielded in the summer of 2014. At the time, the Common Core State Standards were being implemented in the District of Columbia and 44 states (with Minnesota implementing the CCSS in ELA only). The states not implementing the standards included Alaska, Indiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. All implementation states are included in this research with the exception of Delaware.

SMTI - MTE-Partnership - A-P-L-U. STEM Education Coalition. Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) Michigan STEM Partnership : About Us. STEM Education Quality Framework, Powered by Washington STEM. The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network. Educate. Engage. Exchange. Section A: Organize. Science Technology Engineering Mathematics, STEM Education, STEM Events, STEM Profiles. Ohio STEM Learning Network.

ISTEM: Indiana Science Technology Engineering Mathematics. MTE-PARTNERSHIP.ORG. Home. College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.