The Framework and NGSS – We’re more than halfway there

This web seminar took place on November 12, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern daylight time. The presenter Arthur Eisenkraft, Distinguished Professor of Science Education, Professor of Physics and Director of the Center of Science and Math in Context (COSMIC) at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Educators from around the United States deepened their understanding by identifying where best lessons meet the demands of the Framework for K-12 Science Education and NGSS. Arthur Eisenkraft's claim during this web seminar was that educators have many lessons that already meet the spirit of the Framework and NGSS. Dr. Eisenkraft presented several successful lessons. He encouraged the attending educators to look at their past successful lessons through the lens of the Framework and NGSS, and make those good lessons even better. By using the Framework and NGSS as a lesson planning tool, educators learned what made some lessons highly effective. At the end of the web seminar, Dr. Eisenkraft also encouraged educators to be aware of the dangers in misinterpreting NGSS.

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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 excellent. Good interaction and teaching strategies"
  • "I appreciated that you included practical ideas as well as theory and concepts that intertwined NGSS and Pedagogy in a way that made it easy to see how to enhance lessons."
  • "I like the way the topic was addressed from all the different angles, and how it applied across grade levels."

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

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