Teaching NGSS in Elementary School—Second Grade
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This web seminar took place on November 19, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern daylight time. The presenters were Carla Zembal-Saul, Mary Starr and Kathy Renfrew. This was the third in a series of six web seminars focused the general architecture of the Next Generation Science Standards and the specific expectations for kindergarten-Fifth Grade.


The seminar was introduced by Ted Willard, NSTA's Director for NGSS, on how Elementary School standards - and specifically for the Second Grade - fit into the framework in terms of core ideas and performance expectations. Carla, Mary and Kathy engaged with participants to gauge their familiarity with NGSS for the second grade, and provided a number of example activities and videos on how to implement it, e.g., explaining how solids and liquids respond in the presence of a heat source. The web seminar was then wrapped up by Ted Willard, who suggested a number of resources and events for participants to further develop their understanding of NGSS for the Second Grade, as well as other grade levels.


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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:

  • "I loved learning new ways to teach Science in my classroom."
  • "I really enjoyed the entire experience and look forward to the ones coming up in other grade levels."
  • "I just really enjoyed all of the information that I was given. I know that I will be able to implement these strategies in the near future."

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




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