Archive: Teaching NGSS in K-5: Planning a Coherent Storyline, August 5, 2015

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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.

Please visit the main web page of this program to see the description and find links to the biographical information about the presenter(s).

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  • on Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:16 PM

Webinar provided information on using the CERR framework to construct a coherent story line for use in a third grade classroom by creating a Unit aligned to NGSS. The webinar provided background information and research on needed shifts needed to teach using phenomenon based instruction. Different strategies for assessing student prior knowledge, increasing teacher background knowledge, and discourse were highlighted as well.

Jeffrey P  (Noble, OK)
Jeffrey P (Noble, OK)


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