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Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards

EDU 230

Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards

EDU 230

Course Description

Open to teachers, principals, and other K-12 school leaders in the Great Lakes Bay Region interested in becoming more familiar with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Three-Dimensional Learning, a fundamental pedagogical frame shift, demonstrated with particular emphasis on Developing and Using Models and Engaging in Argument from Evidence. Learn how to create phenomena-based lessons that follow the Performance Expectations of the NGSS. (15-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate an understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Objectives:

  • Show how the NGSS aligns to the National Research Council’s (NRC) Framework for K-12 Science Education.
  • Demonstrate how phenomena-based teaching helps with the shift toward Three-Dimensional Learning.
  • Identify the eight Science and Engineering Practices, the seven Cutting Concepts, and the Disciplinary Core Ideas found in the NGSS document.

Design and develop lesson plans specific to NGSS.

Objectives:

  • Identify one phenomenon that can be used to teach the practice of Modeling in the first three weeks of school.
  • Develop a series of three (3) grade-level appropriate lesson plans that includes at least one Practice, one Cross Cutting Concept, and one Disciplinary Core Idea.
  • Share the newly created lesson plans on the Delta College eLearning site and participate in an online discussion board.

Implement the prepared lessons.

Objectives:

  • Implement the modeling practice in the classroom.
  • Assess student learning.
  • Note adjustment for continuous process improvement.

Disseminate results from implementation and follow up.

Objectives:

  • Participate in the informal presentation on the development and implementation of the three NGSS lesson plans by reporting back to the class during a 2-hour wrap-up session that includes a provided rubric.