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The seminar started with an introduction about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) presented by Ted Willard. After the introduction, Carla Zembal-Saul, Professor of Science Education at Penn State University, Mary Starr, Executive Director of Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network, and Kathy Renfrew, K-5 Science Coordinator for VT Agency of Education, shared an overview of the NGSS for Fifth Grade level students. Strategies, such as Claims, Evidence and, Reasoning (CER) and Know, Learning, Evidence, Wondering and Science (KLEWS) were discussed. The bundling of performance expectations with a focus on scientific practices, disciplinary core ideas, and cross-cutting concepts was also presented as a strategy for pulling it all together.
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