Next Generation Science Standards

Need Strategies for SEPs and CCCs

Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:53 AM

Hello!  I'm working with K12 teachers who are new to the NGSS and looking for general strategies to help. For example, I've been having them use phenomena, Driving Question Boards (DQBs), and practice moderating Position-Driven Discussions while helping students create and use models, argue using evidence, and generate explanations. Our curriculum is well set up for helping students plan and carry out investigations and the teachers are comfortable using math and computational thinking with the kids, but they are less comfortable with analyzing and interpreting data, designing solutions, and obtaining/evaluating information. Also, they struggle knowing how to help students see the bigger picture of the CCCs. Do you have any general strategies (able to be used in many situations) that could help? Many thanks in advance!  

Ann Pearson
Ann Pearson
270 Activity Points

Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:58 PM

Hi Ann,

Let me first start off with the main NGSS @ NSTA website: http://ngss.nsta.org. Here you can find many resources defining NGSS, giving resources to implement in the classroom, and much more.

More specifically, however, I want to also send you to the Professional Learning section of the website above. Hopefully you can find some helpful information geared towards the specific needs of your teachers there! You can find it at: http://ngss.nsta.org/Professional-Learning.aspx.

I hope these sites are helpful! Does anyone else implementing NGSS have any other thoughts or tips?
-Megan

Megan Doty
Megan Doty
4406 Activity Points

Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:18 PM

http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/web_seminar_archive_sponsor.aspx?page=NGSS

Cleopatra Thomas
Cleopatra Thomas
803 Activity Points

Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:52 PM

NSTA Quick Reference Guides...used these during summer PD offered by our district...quite helpful

Cleopatra Thomas
Cleopatra Thomas
803 Activity Points

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