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Category: NGSS


NSTA Los Angeles a Big Success!

Kudos to my good friends Tim Williamson, Terry Shanahan, Anthony Quan and Susan Gomez Zweip for a phenomenal job organizing the NSTA National Conference in Los Angeles, March 30-April 2, 2017! Personal thanks to the 200+ colleagues that attended my…

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Implementing NGSS-Key Resources

Two documents have come to my attention that provide significant guidance and recommendations for successful district implementation of Next Generation Science Standards. Achieve has released the NGSS District Implementation Indicators, a document outlining important indicators of successful NGSS implementation at…

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NGSS Rollout #4 Coming Statewide

Registration is now available for NGSS Rollout #4, which will focus on how to use the newly adopted California Science Framework to support your implementation of NGSS. Download the Flyer with sessions here The scheduled dates for each two-day professional…

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Revised Science Credentialing Authorizations

CTC Releases Revised Science Credentialing Authorizations for NGSS Link to downloadable NEW CTC Science Credential charts I just received the newly released science credentialing authorizations for Next Generation Science Standards and have mixed feelings about these current updates. Although the…

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Practice Science Assessment Items!

Ready to incorporate new NGSS-aligned practice assessment items into your current instructional units? CDE has released training test items for the upcoming California Science Test (CAST) Pilot. The CAST training test is now available at http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html. To gain access to…

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Calgary Explores NGSS

Normally I would never visit Canada in the dead of winter, especially when it is 35o F below zero. However, I had a great opportunity to travel to Calgary this past December to work with a great group of curriculum/technology…

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New Online Unit Planning Tool

I wanted to share this statewide resource I developed last year as Science Coordinator at the Orange County Department of Education. Prior to my retirement last July, I had trained over 200 “trainer of trainers” throughout the state on how…

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Searchable Phenomena

Another web-based resource I would like to reference is one developed by John Spiegel from San Diego COE and various district colleagues in San Diego County. It is a great search engine which allows a teacher to select a disciplinary…

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Linking NGSS, PBL & Science Fairs

Thinking about my Buck Institute training on Project Based Learning, and my years of service as President of the Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair Committee, there is no better way a fellow science teacher can support and make…

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NGSS Phenomena Resources

SO many teachers I work with ask for examples of phenomena-based lessons! I put together these two documents for middle and high school teachers and I am currently working on a similar document for K-5 elementary teachers. Sample NGSS Lessons…

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