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How to Use the NGSS Classroom Sample Tasks

This web seminar took place on August 19, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. Presenters were Ted Coe, (Achieve), Molly Ewing, Education Consultant, and Jennifer Abler, High School Math Teacher from Livonia, Michigan.


Starting off with an introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) by NSTA's Ted Willard, the main presentation then focused on the following questions: (1) Why should math and science teachers work together? (2) What are Classroom Sample Tasks? (3) How can tasks be used in classrooms and to promote cross-disciplinary collaboration? Coe, Ewing, and Abler took turns broaching all of the main questions through examples and interactive activities for the participants to better grasp how to implement the use of classroom sample tasks in the classroom. The seminar ended with questions from the audience and final recommendations.


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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificate area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.


Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • “This seminar broke down the massive standards listed for NGSS, Math and ELA and how to use them without being overwhelmed. Thanks.”
  • “I really appreciated taking the next steps to implement the NGSS. In this case it was showing the crossovers between the NGSS and the CCSS. The connection between Math and Science are indivisible.”
  • “I've learned what the tasks are, where to find examples, and how to develop and modify my own tasks. Thank you!”
  • “I liked the fact that we were "walked through" one of the tasks. I learned some of the basics of developing my own tasks.”

Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!




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Underwritten by Achieve, Inc