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The activities in this chapter provide an introduction to the NGSS.
Activity 1 allows educators to explore the progressions of NGSS to begin understanding the structure of NGSS.
Activities 2, 3, and 4 represent three different ways to introduce the terminology and structure of the standards to educators.
In Activity 2, educators participate in a lecture and then discuss the development and structure of NGSS to begin developing a working knowledge ofNGSS. In Activity 3, educators use inquiry to develop their working definitions of NGSS vocabulary and the structure of NGSS. In Activity 4, educators examine six conceptual shifts in NGSS that demonstrates how NGSS is different from previous standards documents.
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