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Downloadable NGSS Resources on “Padlet”

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Storyboarding an NGSS Unit

Learn how to effectively use this 40”x40” laminated graphic organizer to conceptualize an NGSS phenomenon-based unit of instruction, leading to specific lesson plans using the 5E inquiry model.
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Unit/Lesson Development Resources

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Weekly Tip

#25-Keep Teaching Science!

Successful Strategies to Adapt K–12 Science Experiences for Distance Learning

This week’s tip is a must-read report, Keep Teaching Science: Successful Strategies to Adapt K-12 Science Experiences for Distance Learning. Written by Vanessa Wolbrink and Jenny Sarna and promoted in the NextGenScience monthly newsletter, NGSS Now, it is a compelling resource that highlights examples of effective and equitable adaptations for science teaching and learning at a distance. The report addresses the following:

  • Strategies to adapt science materials for distance learning
  • Explaining phenomena or designing solutions
  • Integrating the three dimensions for instruction and assessment
  • Motivating student sense-making of a phenomenon by leveraging the context of students’ homes and communities
  • Eliciting student ideas through discourse and writing in both synchronous and asynchronous environments
  • Building on students’ prior knowledge
  • Considerations for supporting teachers in a distance environment
  • Technology considerations for a distance learning environment

For an archived webinar, click on this link:  Keep Teaching Science webinar

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