Learning Across the Village: Planning K-12 Projects
It certainly takes a village to ensure that our students are learning about content that matters to them.
Finding My Student’s Motivation of Learning Through Engineering Tasks
It’s 8:02 and the bell rings. My students’ walk in and pick up an entry ticket based on yesterday’s lesson and homework.
Engineer Turned Classroom Teacher
I spent 18 years employed as an engineer.
Using Online Simulations to Support the NGSS in Middle School Classrooms
Middle school teachers in Kings Canyon Unified School District (KCUSD), a CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative district, have been diligently working on transitioning to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) integrated model for middle…
Science Helps Build Language for All: An Early Implementer Perspective
A fundamental principle in the CA Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS) is that students must use the three dimensions to understand and begin to explain specific phenomena and that the phenomena drive the science (CA Science Framework).
Equity and Access for All Students
As many states shift science instruction towards the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), it is imperative that educators look closely at whether equitable opportunities to learn and do science are available to all of our students.
Chapter 1 Will Be Re-Written
Like most science teachers, I used to start my year with a unit on measurement and a unit on the scientific method.
Science Assessment Update - Alternate Pilot Item Available
The training test for the California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for Science is now available on the CAASPP Portal CAAs Web page!
New CA Science Test: What You Should Know
Since the California State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in 2013, CSTA and its partners across the state have tried vigilantly to get the message out that the NGSS are like nothing any of us have ever…
Read and Talk to Construct Science Knowledge
Teachers in Tracy Unified School District, a CA NGSS Early Implementation Initiative district, recently participated in a lesson study where they planned a lesson to explore the behavior of waves in an 8th grade classroom, and had the opportunity to…