Next Generation Science Standards for the Classroom begins online
- Monday, March 26, 2018 at 12:00am
Join Gerry Wheeler, emeritus professor of physics, Montana State University, and emeritus executive director, National Science Teachers Association, for a deep dive into building classroom activities that align with NGSS. This non-credit course is fully online.
March 26 - May 18, 2018
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is a very comprehensive document, created by literally thousands of educators and scientists. But standards are not curriculum: They don’t guide science teachers on how to implement those standards in their classrooms. When schools adopt the NGSS, the work is just beginning. And, that work falls on the shoulders of curriculum developers and classroom teachers.
This course for K-8 in-service teachers focuses on the fundamental challenge of building specific classroom activities that align to NGSS. Participants will use grade-specific units that group appropriate Performance Expectations (from the NGSS standards pages) to help them develop classroom activities for their particular classroom.
Participants will first learn how to “read” NGSS standards for their grade level and how to use the 5Es curriculum model to build their individual classroom experiences. The second part of the workshop will be hands-on building of science classroom activities. Teachers will be able to work individually or with small groups of teachers from the same grade level.