The activities included here are designed to help you facilitate a successful NGSS training for a team of educators. All are flexible and modular. Use them all together, or just pick and choose a few that meet your needs!
Start your very first training by addressing some of the more straightforward questions about the NGSS.
What exactly is a Performance Expectation?
Exploring the Science and Engineering Practices
Help teachers connect their prior knowledge about science practices to this new conceptual framework.
Teachers leave this activity comfortable with the idea of bringing aspects of engineering into their classroom.
Which practice is in focus? Teachers visit stations to identify the main practice highlighted at each.
Considering the Crosscutting Concepts
How do CCCs help students organize new information?
A basic introduction to the seven CCCs and the content that might be sorted among them.
Explore how the CCCs progress across grades and can be used to draw different ideas out of the same content.
Digging into the DCIs
The Disciplinary Core Ideas prioritize moving away from the “mile wide, inch deep” model of science learning.
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