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NGSS Early Implementers

Shift Happens: Finding What Matters As a New Leader

For those of us who have found ourselves in a position where we recently left the classroom and are now leading the NGSS charge for our districts, it can be challenging finding one’s place.
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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.
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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.
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Engineer Turned Classroom Teacher

I spent 18 years employed as an engineer.
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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…
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