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Building Classroom Community in an NGSS-Aligned Elementary Science Classroom by Gretchen Brinza

In an elementary science classroom, it’s not incredibly challenging to motivate students to want to do science and engineering. I find that the students at the grade-level I teach (fifth) are excited about school and learning and their attitudes mirror … Continue reading

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Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards: How Your Classroom Is Framed Is as Important as What You Do in It

As humans, we are driven to explore and explain our surroundings; we wonder about the things we see and try to figure out how and why they appear the way they do and what some of the underlying mechanisms might … Continue reading

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A Professional Development Approach to the NGSS

Today’s Guest Blogger is author Eric Brunsell, an Associate Professor of Science Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Coordinator of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Recently … Continue reading

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Next Generation Science Standards–understanding based on "prior experiences"

The second draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) has been released and can be viewed in two formats, by Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) from the NRC’s Framework for K-12 Science Education, and by topic. We are all invited … Continue reading

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Practices of science and engineering

With any profession, including teaching, experience helps the practitioner be better at the job. Not every part of teaching gets easier with years of experience (unbending my knees) but I no longer have to remind myself to use clear phrases … Continue reading

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Exploring the practices in the science Framework

I attended a great session at the NSTA Hartford conference regarding the new Framework and Next Generation Science Standards. Francis Eberle and Harold Pratt explored scientific and engineering practices in the the new Framework. We want to know…what are the … Continue reading

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