Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards: Strengthening Student Understanding of Science and Engineering Practices
The Framework for Science Education and resulting Next Generation Science Standards effectively constitute a call for an extreme makeover for science education. Science education implemented in the spirit of NGSS brings together the cross-cutting concepts and science engineering practices identified in the Framework for Science Education and NGSS with disciplinary core ideas. How will future K-12 teachers and in-service teachers develop the skills to answer this call?
The approach we will take during this workshop will be to examine the opportunities the NGSS provide for engaging students through:
examining before and after learning activities
considering the process of making over existing lessons
exploring the use of the EQUIP rubric to identify alignment and gaps
aligning learning goals, assessments and activities with NGSS.
The target audience for this workshop is any instructor who works with pre-service or in-service K-12 teachers. This includes not only instructors in teacher prep programs, but also 2YC and intro level course instructors who discover that many education majors take their courses to fulfill natural science requirements.
As a result of participation in the workshop, participants will be able to provide support for pre-service and in-service K-12 teachers:
infusing existing curricula with the spirit of NGSS
integrating content, scientific design processes, and cross-cutting themes
building impact through the integration of systems thinking, creating and using scientific models, emphasis on quantitative thinking, and designing solutions to global challenges.
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