Next Generation Science Standards

NSTA videos illustrate science standards

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has produced a series of videos that illustrate the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in classrooms. The collection introduces science teachers to important strategies based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the NGSS. The videos highlight the major shifts in science instruction, explore the new role of the teacher, [...]

By |2018-09-24T15:44:23-04:00June 4, 2015|

Online book study focuses on middle school science

An online summer book study designed to help middle school science teachers learn more about the practice of constructing explanations will begin June 22. The group will study Supporting Grade 5-8 Students in Constructing Explanations in Science: The Claim, Evidence and Reasoning Framework for Talk and Writing, a book by Katherine L. McNeill and Joseph Krajcik. The study will be [...]

By |2015-06-04T07:51:10-04:00June 4, 2015|

MSU hosting workshop on math, science standards

The Murray State University College of Education and Human Services will host a workshop for science and mathematics teachers July 6-10 and 13-17 at MSU’s Alexander Hall. The 10-day workshop is intended to help elementary and middle school teachers meet the requirements of the Next Generation Science Standards and the Kentucky Core Academic Standards for mathematics and learn to effectively [...]

By |2015-05-28T09:32:55-04:00May 28, 2015|

Videos explore Next Generation Science Standards

Achieve and Teaching Channel have released four online videos that present an overview of key innovations in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and dive deeper into each of the NGSS’ three dimensions. The videos are publicly available for viewing on Teaching Channel’s website. The topics are: Next Generation Science Standards: A Vision for K-12 Science Education Crosscutting Concepts Science [...]

By |2020-09-23T10:59:08-04:00May 21, 2015|

The freedom to make mistakes

David Grossman I still remember one of my first years teaching middle school science when my students conducted a lab and their data did not support the Law of Conservation of Mass. This was a big deal because the whole reason we were doing the lab was to learn or reinforce the Law of Conservation of Mass. That [...]

By |2015-03-18T14:20:13-04:00March 19, 2015|

KSU workshop blends STEM concepts, standards

Kentucky State University’s College of Agriculture, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems is accepting applications for its Agriculture, Food and Environment (AFE) Academy for high school teachers June 18-19. Up to 20 teachers will have the opportunity to integrate innovative, hands-on experience with new and emerging STEM concepts and teaching strategies tied to the Kentucky Core Academic Standards and the Next [...]

By |2015-03-04T10:46:43-05:00March 5, 2015|

Teachers can get plenty of help in implementing standards

Tricia Shelton By Tricia Shelton The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Framework for K-12 Science Education articulate a beautiful vision for our students. The overarching goal of the standards is a coherent and rigorous science education for all students that enables them to be critical consumers of science and attain the scientific literacy necessary to [...]

By |2015-02-18T13:47:24-05:00February 19, 2015|

New NGSS implementation guide released

The National Academies have released a document to help guide the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that may be read online or downloaded for free. “Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards” describes a new vision for science learning and teaching that is leading to improvements in science classrooms. The document offers guidance to teachers and [...]

By |2018-11-06T10:58:06-05:00January 15, 2015|

Next-generation science in the elementary school

Marcia Sharp This is one of a series of guest columns from teachers implementing the Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Science this school year. By Marcia Sharp This is a very exciting time for elementary teachers in Kentucky as we implement the Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Science in our classrooms. If you love teaching science as [...]

By |2015-01-14T16:41:29-05:00January 8, 2015|
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