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Personalizing NGSS Learning Sequences for Your Students

Since the California State Board of Education’s adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in Fall of 2013, science educators across California have sought out curriculum to address the shifts they demand.
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A Partnership Between Formal and Informal Educators Through Environmental Literacy

NGSS is about three-dimensional learning intended to have students work as scientists and engineers do: to explain phenomena and solve problems.
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Opening the Door to Science: Changing the Student Experience

Science had traditionally been seen as the domain of the hyper-intelligent student.
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Science Classrooms Enriched by Productive Talk

Talking is an integral part of the human world which allows us to engage with each other.
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NGSS Lesson Study: Both Teachers and Students Make Thinking Visible

In the fall of 2013, our CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative team was eager to get to work.
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The Williams Act and You - A Love Story

Wherein science teacher meets legal requirement for student instructional materials, the teacher is baffled and bewildered by the legal requirement for student instructional materials, teacher and legal requirement for student instructional materials…
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Beyond Makerspaces

Schools are evolving and the demand for education is in how we meet the unique learners of the 21st century.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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