Initial Publication Date: October 31, 2018

Pathways to performance expectations using InTeGrate materials

Thursday, November 15, 2018

11:00 am PT | 12:00 pm MT | 1:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm ET

Presenters: Anne Egger (Central Washington University), Kathryn Baldwin (Eastern Washington University), and Lisa Gilbert (Williams College)

This webinar is part of a series supporting teaching with InTeGrate principles, using InTeGrate-developed and curated materials as tools.

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Performance expectations within the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) go beyond a learning outcome for a single lesson or class period. Instead, they represent what students should be able to do to investigate phenomena or design solutions by making use of science and engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts to build their understanding of disciplinary core ideas. They take a systems approach that emphasizes the connections between concepts are are amenable to adaptation to questions that are relevant to students' lives. A particular lesson or activity can help students make progress towards performance expectations, especially when they are embedded in larger investigations that take multiple class periods to complete.

Example of practices web
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The instructional materials developed through InTeGrate are well-aligned with the NGSS, and we've recently developed new resources that show how you can link modules together to develop pathways to performance expectations for middle and high school science classrooms. These pathways show visually how students engage in the science and engineering practices at each step through a "practices web". In addition, activities that help students learn to create systems maps can be integrated into many topics, and the data-rich activities can be easily adapted to focus on local datasets.

In this webinar, intended for K-12 teachers, future teachers, and teacher educators, we will highlight these new resources and discuss the features that make them adoptable and adaptable to your classroom.


By the end of this webinar, participants will:


Time - 11:00 am PT | 12:00 pm MT | 1:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm ET
- 1 hour
- Online web presentation via Zoom meeting software with questions and discussion. Go to the webinar technology page for information on using Zoom. Detailed instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed to registered participants one day prior to the webinar.
Preparation - There is no advance preparation required for this webinar. We encourage participants to view the websites of the organizations mentioned in the workshop summary.

Registration is closed.

Please email Mitchell Awalt ( if you have any questions about this event.


Anne Egger, Associate Professor, Geological Sciences and Science Education, Central Washington University

Kathryn Baldwin, Assistant Professor, Education, Eastern Washington University

Lisa Gilbert, Associate Professor, Geosciences and Marine Science at Williams-Mystic, Williams College

Tentative Program

Welcome and introductory remarks – Mitchell Awalt, SERC
Brief overview of InTeGrate and connections to the NGSS (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 17.7MB Nov15 18) - Anne Egger
Importance of systems thinking, and systems mapping as a strategy to develop it (PowerPoint 9.4MB Nov15 18) - Lisa Gilbert
Importance of using data as evidence, how the data can be localized (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 12.2MB Nov15 18) - Kathryn Baldwin
Pathways to performance expectations; how they were developed and the topics they cover (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 17.7MB Nov15 18) - Anne Egger
Exploration and discussion
Opportunities for further interaction - Mitchell Awalt, SERC
Webinar Evaluation


Click to view the webinar screencast (MP4 Video 568.5MB Nov15 18).