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NSTA Web Seminars:

Next Generation Science Standards
Connections Between Practices in NGSS, Common Core Math, and Common Core ELA
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This web seminar took place on February 12, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenter was Sarah Michaels from Clark University. In this seminar Dr. Michaels talked about connecting the scientific and engineering practices described in A Framework for K–12 Science Education with the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts.

The PowerPoint, related resources from the NSTA Learning Center, and web links from the presentation are now contained in the above resource collection. Clicking on the collection link will place it in your Learning Center, My Library, neatly organized under the My Resource Collections tab.


Third in a series of three programs, this web seminar provided insight into NGSS by discussing strategies for connecting math and literacy with the eight scientific and engineering practices. Dr. Michaels began the presentation by discussing the commonalities between NGSS and Common Core. She identified productive student discussion as the central activity essential to all three sets of standards. Dr. Michaels shared videos demonstrating the key elements of teacher-guided, productive talk. She then provided strategies and resources to help build teachers’ capacity for guiding discussion in the classroom.


Seminar participants received an NSTA SciGuide. A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificates 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:

  • “Extremely informative and has challenged my approach to teaching and learning science.”
  • “I found this presentation engaging and relevant. I would like to see my high school students engaged in similar discussions.”
  • “This seminar provided an excellent overview of how all the core standards are linked and the importance well guided discussions for ‘building the mind.’ Thank you!”
  • “I've done webinars before but not quite of this caliber. I enjoyed the videos, the polls and simply the interaction with fellow educators.”

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


See when other Next Generation Science Standards web seminars are scheduled.




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