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NGSS Early Implementers

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.
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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.
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Integrating Science & ELA: Discoveries from the Early Implementer Evaluators

A second-grade classroom is “a-buzz” with students drawing designs and researching pollinators.
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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…
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The Teaching and Learning Collaborative, Reflections from an Administrator

I see my role as an assistant principal being an educational leader charged with supporting and leading students, staff, and community into the future based on our school community’s shared values, beliefs, and principles; these guide decisions for…
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