Carnegie Corporation of New York How do I Select Phenomena to Motivate Student Sense Making?

This web seminar took place on March 15, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters were Tricia Shelton, High School Science Teacher and Teacher Leader in Boone County Schools in KY, and Ted Willard, Director of NGSS@NSTA for the National Science Teachers Association. Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

Program abstract

Three-dimensional teaching and learning features a shift in focus from having students learn about science to figuring out phenomena. This web seminar will explore how to select phenomena and use them to motivate student sense making. This is one of a series of web seminars providing teachers advice on implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or other three-dimensional science standards based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education.

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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My Profile 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 was an interesting and informative webinar. I appreciated the walk through of a unit, detailing the individual lessons and explaining one lesson in depth including photos."
  • "You have structured your seminars beautifully. There is no down time and the content is engaging and relevant."
  • "So valuable. The more I learn the better I like the NGSS and the better I understand it."
  • "I enjoyed the expertise of the moderators and also the chat with other participants."

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

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