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Category: NGSS


At-Home Science Safety

A colleague and friend of mine from Burbank USD contacted me about a month ago asking if the state or county had any at-home science safety guidelines for teachers, students and parents engaged in distance learning instruction. After speaking with…

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Virtual Science Fair workshops for OC and LA

Welcome back to the start of school, with all the excitement, challenges (and new stress) associated with teaching virtually.  As you begin your instruction, I am sure you continue to look for ideas to help your students engage in and…

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Easy-Access Apps for your Smart Phone

I’m sure many of you already have these apps on your Smart Phone…but for those of you who don’t… May I suggest adding these to your app collection. They truly make it so easy to access, especially when both your…

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Steam for Girls Classes

Want to “activate” the “A” in STEAM for girls in your class? My dear friends and adopted family from the Laity Institute of the Arts have just been awarded a grant from the Ruth & Joseph C. Reed Foundation for…

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NGSS Self-Assessment

Looking for something to assess your understanding and application of the key components of Next Generation Science Standards? I have created a Nearpod lesson that includes a series of interactive polls, use of drawing tools, and open-ended questions, along with…

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Distance Learning Recommendations for Special Needs Students

I recently came across six excellent posters from the University of St. Andrews that focus on distance learning instructional strategies to accommodate for students with the following learning challenges: Autism; Hearing challenges; Dyslexia; Vision challenges; Physical or motor disabilities; and…

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Sustaining an Equitable Online Community

I know that opening school for the 2020-21 academic year has brought additional responsibilities, concerns, stress and anxiety to you as a teacher or administrator. My colleagues and friends at the UCLA Science Project created a PDF HyperDoc to help…

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SDCOE Distance Learning Units

The San Diego County Office of Education has designed K-12 integrated learning units of study that focus on grade-level essential learnings across all curricular content areas. Assessment opportunities are also included, along with student feedback options. Being faced with the…

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Two new books from National Academies

The National Academies recently released two books that are definitely “a must read.” Building Educational Equity Indicator Systems: A Guidebook for States and School Districts, provides information to help state and school district leaders develop ways of tracking educational equity…

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Design HS Curriculum for OpenSciEd

Hey, all you folks that are into curriculum development!  OpenSciEd is looking for colleagues interested in participating in their next phase of free online, NGSS-aligned instructional unit development for HIGH SCHOOL. A free informational webinar, hosted by OpenSciEd, is scheduled…

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