Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4 pm – 8 pm
Making Sense of NGSS in Your Science Classroom
Anne Tweed, STEM Teaching and Learning LLC
Explore the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) through focused classroom experiences. In this workshop you will experience science lessons that exemplify some of the best aspects of the NGSS. A key element of NGSS alignment is 3 Dimensional Learning. The vision of the NGSS describes student learning as sensemaking where “students are, over multiple years of school, actively engaged in scientific and engineering practices and apply crosscutting concepts to deepen the understanding of the core ideas.” (A Framework for Teaching and Learning p. 10). That sensemaking can also be described as the ability for students to connect empirical evidence to core ideas and crosscutting concepts to make sense of phenomena.