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Two-Day Workshop in Philadelphia

Making Sense of Three-Dimensional Teaching and Learning

July 14-15, 2018
During this two-day workshop, participants build a solid understanding of the three dimensions and how they integrate, and take home a powerful toolkit of resources to further their implementation efforts.

Book

Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction

Edited by Jack Rhoton
It’s not enough for teachers to read through the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and correlate their content to the established curriculum. Teachers must prepare to make the vision of the NGSS come alive in their classrooms.

Virtual Conference

Using Phenomena to Drive Student Learning


Saturday, July 28, 2018
This conference will focus on how using phenomena effectively during instruction and assessment can promote learning for all students across the K-12 spectrum.

NGSS in the News

6/6/18

Educators Scramble for Texts to Match Science Standards



Five years after the NGSS rolled out, districts are sorting through a nascent, untested curriculum landscape that’s full of murky claims—leaving both students and teachers in a tough spot as they try to put standards into action. The challenge is accelerating, even as two developments promise to shake up the marketplace this fall. California, an ...

6/4/18

Transforming Science Education in San Francisco



Janet Carlson, Associate Professor and Director of the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education writes in Ed Week’s blog, Urban Education Reform: Bridging Research and Practice. The post is written from the researcher perspective. Later this week, Ed Week will share the practitioner’s perspective on this research. Why this Research? Five years ago ...

5/30/18

Evolution is and ‘will remain’ part of Arizona’s science curriculum, Ducey says


When it comes to teaching science in Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey is apparently on a different page than School Superintendent Diane Douglas. Ducey said evolution should stay a part of the state’s science curriculum, while creationism should remain out of science class. “Evolution is part of the curriculum and will remain part of the curriculum,” ...