Smithsonian Science Education Center - Contents tagged with NGSS - Tags Informal Educators Also Face the Challenges of Meeting Next Generation Science Standards As the newest member of the SSEC team, I bring a unique perspective to our curriculum and publications department—that of informal science education. I’ve taught in informal science and environmental education programs for over twelve years, including managing park naturalist programs in Delaware, and starting up and running the Education and Outreach Program at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC). I’ve worked with schools, clubs, senior centers, scouting organizations, pre-K groups, birding and environmental clubs, boating and yacht clubs, home schoolers, special needs groups, and more.
Next Generation Science Standards › The Einstein Project The Einstein Project The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were released in the spring of 2013 and are in the state adoption process nationwide. The Einstein Project is committed to providing districts and teachers with the best inquiry science curriculum, material support and professional development. We will continue to provide science units that align with the current WI Model of Academic Standards while supporting those districts that wish to transition to the new instructional approaches and strategies found in NGSS. Feel free to call (920.884.8800) or email The Einstein Project with questions about specific units and NGSS. NGSS Basics: Next Generation of Science Standards - Explore the Standards Framework for K-12 Science Education Achieve- NGSS Adoption and Implementation Workbook NGSS @ NSTA Hub- resources for all aspects of NGSS Venn Diagram of Practices in Science, Math & ELA Common Core Literacy & Science! NGSS in Wisconsin: CESA 7 Science Center- NGSS Tools for Lesson Alignment
2015-16_ElemFT_UnitOverviews.pdf Next Generation: 5 Ways Science Classes Will Change The millions of K-12 students who have returned to school this fall may find dramatic changes waiting in their science classrooms. In this and coming school years, new national standards are set to transform science education in the United States. Released this April, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) draw on decades of education research, aiming to improve U.S. students' performance in STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) subjects. Twenty-six states worked together with national educational organizations to develop the voluntary guidelines. Proponents extol the new science standards' emphasis on science skills, while critics worry they dumb down science education. Here are five things educators love or hate about the NGSS: 1. For too long, science education in the United States has emphasized rote memorization, said David L. That approach leaves out the most important part of science: the practices and critical thinking that scientists actually use to do their jobs. 2.
Lewis Center for Educational Research - Teaching the Next Generations' Science Start by "Like"-ing "NGSS Science Education at the Lewis Center for Educational Research" on Facebook and enter the conversation about NGSS.Next, (2/2016) consider using using one of these Cmaps to help you plan your courses, units and lesson plans: K-5 and 9-12. [Understand that these Cmaps are 'living' documents and are being updated weekly]. These resources were created using Cmap. A Cmap 'NGSS Planning Guide' does not exist (yet) for MS as the AAE/LCER adopted IAT's PBIS MS curriculum which comes 'pre-laid-out' and NGSS correlated for grades 6-8. We distributed the existing PBIS units at each grade level using this plan. MS Integrated Science Course 1 (6th Grade) [.doc] MS Integrated Science Course 2 (7th Grade) [.doc] MS Integrated Science Course 3 (8th Grade) [.doc] As CMaps. Step 5: After creating unit and lesson plans, consider how you will assess student learning. The PE's for each DCI's that you address will be what is used for creating assessments. > In the mean time...
Course: Next Generation Science Standards Michigan is one of 26 states leading the development and supporting the adoption and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Working with partners from the Lead States, the National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve, Inc., Michigan science and engineering educators have developed standards to define the science concepts and content students will need to learn from kindergarten through high school graduation. The development of the new science standards was a collaborative, state-led initiative coordinated by Achieve Inc. The process involved K-12 educators, state science officials, scientists, engineers, business leaders and university faculty members. The NGSS were released for state adoption on April 9, 2013.