Will Your District Fund NGSS? It's Up To You!
Great News! A key component of California's new accountability system, the California School Dashboard, specifically requires districts to report on NGSS implementation in the Local Indicators section under "Implementation of Academic Standards."
It’s been a difficult few weeks as we watch and hear the news of yet another school shooting. This tragedy has had a profound impact on myself and many of my teacher colleagues. So much so, that I feel I’d be remiss not to take this moment to…
Beyond Marshmallow Towers - Engineering in the Early Elementary Classroom
Elementary teachers in Kings Canyon Unified School District (KCUSD), a participating district in the CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative, have been diligently working on transitioning to the NGSS in their classrooms.
That’s My SCIENCE Teacher!
As I walk across my school campus, a second-grade student says, “Hi Ms. Nielsen.” I return the greeting, with a smile and a chuckle.