Next Generations Science Standards
Helping Students Become Science Language Learners with the 5E Model
In the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), we are working to prepare students to be critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and strong communicators—the leaders of tomorrow. Science is a core part of that.
Own It! Build It! Share It!: Thoughts on NGSS Professional Learning
As CA NGSS teachers of science our goal is that “All students have some appreciation of the beauty and wonder of science; possess sufficient knowledge of science and engineering to engage in public discussions on related issues; are careful consumers…
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.
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…
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."