NGSS Early Implementers
Science Helps Build Language for All: An Early Implementer Perspective
A fundamental principle in the CA Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS) is that students must use the three dimensions to understand and begin to explain specific phenomena and that the phenomena drive the science (CA Science Framework).
Equity and Access for All Students
As many states shift science instruction towards the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), it is imperative that educators look closely at whether equitable opportunities to learn and do science are available to all of our students.
Read and Talk to Construct Science Knowledge
Teachers in Tracy Unified School District, a CA NGSS Early Implementation Initiative district, recently participated in a lesson study where they planned a lesson to explore the behavior of waves in an 8th grade classroom, and had the opportunity to…
Laying the Foundation: Our NGSS Journey of Getting Elementary School Students Ready for Middle School
Providing quality science instruction at the elementary level is an endeavor for many general education teachers.
NGSS Implementation: A Leap of Reason
Any transformation in an organization, like a school or a district, can be a painstaking process of professional learning, creating buy-in, and fund sourcing.