Teaching NGSS in K-5: Planning a Coherent Storyline
This web seminar took place on August 5, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Eastern
time. Presenters were Carla Zembal-Saul,
(Penn State University), Mary Starr, (Michigan Mathematics
and Science Centers Network), and Kathy Renfrew (Vermont
Agency of Education).
After a brief introduction by NSTA's Ted Willard about the Next Generation Science
Standards (NGSS), Zembal-Saul, Starr, and Renfrew gave context to the NGSS
specifically for K-5 teachers, highlighting examples of coherent science content
storylines, detailing the "Claims-Evidence-Reasoning" (CER) framework, and demonstrating
how science storylines can be integrated within Common Core. The web seminar ended
with the presentation of a number of recommended NSTA resources for participants
to explore, and time for questions.
View the web seminar archive.
To view the presentation slides from the web seminar and related resources, visit
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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants’ My Profile page 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:
- “Loved the video showing the use of CER and the storyline in action. Loved the focus
on engaging students in meaningful discussions through critical thinking questions.”
- “I am determined to get my students to learn to do Science Talk. I am no confident
but every time I see one of these web seminars I feel more confident.”
- “The resources are very useful and the presenters have great knowledge of the subject.
The charts and videos are extremely informative.”
- “I have a better understanding of the standards and tools to help me implement new
strategies in my classroom.”
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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Underwritten by the Carnegie Corporation of New York