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.
Using Phase Changes to Remove Contaminants from Water
Water, water, everywhere…nor any drop to drink!
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…
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
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.