Shifting Instruction Through Practices: NGSS and
Common Core in CA Schools: Getting Started
This web seminar took place on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
eastern time. The presenters were longtime science education experts
Cynthia Passmore, associate professor at UC Davis and
Kathy DiRanna, director of the K-12 Alliance at WestED.
The presenters introduced the audience to the changes coming with Next Generation
Science Standards, how NGSS and Common Core will move
our students from "knowing about" to "figuring out," and how "figuring it out" in
all science subjects means learning through practices. This free web seminar was
offered as an introduction to a multifaceted and rich learning experience (summer
institute, follow-up web seminar, and culminating event) around NGSS and
CCSS that the California Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and the National Science
Teachers Association (NSTA) have developed for teachers this year. Learn more about this blended learning experience that begins in
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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 was an excellent seminar that helped to clarify aspects of the NGSS and revealed
how it connects with the Common Core. The presenters were superb!"
- "I enjoyed the session and I am looking forward to July, September, and December."
- "I loved how colleagues shared resources and ideas on the chat window."
- "I liked the interactive component. The presenters were clear and knowledgeable.
There was a nice pacing to the overall seminar."
Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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