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.
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…
Schools are evolving and the demand for education is in how we meet the unique learners of the 21st century.
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."
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.
The Condensed Framework
The California Science Framework was commissioned by the State Board of Education. Its purpose is to help us translate the vision of the state's science standards into classroom practice--including guidance to teachers at all grade levels about what…
Oh to be a first-year teacher again! I had just spent four (ok five) years getting a degree in Biology and I was pretty sure I could teach everything I knew in one year of high school Biology.
Integrating Science & ELA: Discoveries from the Early Implementer Evaluators
A second-grade classroom is “a-buzz” with students drawing designs and researching pollinators.
NGSS and the Teaching Learning Collaborative: It’s About the Process
The CA Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS) require significant instructional and conceptual shifts in terms of how science instruction is planned, delivered, and assessed (NGSS Lead States, 2013). With several California Math Science…