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NGSS Early Implementers

An Early Implementer Teaching Learning Collaborative: Connecting Science and Literature

The Teaching Learning Collaborative (TLC), a K-12 Alliance professional development strategy for lesson study, began 20 years ago as a way for teams of teachers who attended institutes to apply their learning in the classroom.
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Using Phase Changes to Remove Contaminants from Water

Water, water, everywhere…nor any drop to drink!
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Supporting Argumentation Through Student Talk

A central element of all of the new standards – the Next Generation Science Standards, the Common Core Math standards and the Common Core English Language Arts standards – is that students are making sense of the world through argumentation. Let’s…
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Taking “Risks” with NGSS: A Growth Model for the Classroom

As we entered the classroom to face a room full of 7th graders at Challenger Middle School in San Diego Unified School District, it was hard to tell who was more nervous, us or the students
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Phenomena Are Jawsome!

This past August, I worked as part of the Content Cadre for the K-12 Alliance @ WestEd’s California K-8 Next Generation Science Standards Early Implementation Initiative.
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