This October, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) will feature a special strand “Bundling the NGSS and CCSS” at our 2015 Area Conference on Science Education, in Reno, October 22-24. Teachers ask frequently how to connect the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and Reno will be the place to get answers! Science learning includes the content areas of mathematics, English language arts, and English language development. Bundling instruction allows teachers to incorporate multiple standards at the same time for purposeful learning and real-world applications. This strand increases participants’ understanding and ability to simultaneously teach science, the CCSS, and beyond.
The featured presentation for this strand will be “Connections of NGSS to CCSS for All Students, Including English Language Learners,” on Friday, October 23 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, in the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, C1. Presenter Okhee Lee (New York University: New York, NY) will address connections of the NGSS to the Common Core State Standards, in English language arts and mathematics for all students…and English language learners in particular. Okhee Lee will highlight relationships and convergences between the NGSS and CCSS from both a content perspective and a language perspective. In addition, the presentation will engage participants to explore how teachers can promote disciplinary practices in the NGSS and CCSS while promoting language development.
Below is a small sampling of other sessions on this topic:
- Keep Calm and Teach Science…and Math…and ELA: An Integrated Approach
- Science Has Many Stories to Tell: NASA Literacy Resources for Your Students
- Inquiring Minds Want to Know…How to Create a PBL Unit
- Identifying the Hidden Opportunities: Embedding CCSS ELA in Your Current Science Lessons
- Talking Points: The Role of Talk in the Science Classroom
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