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Category: Prof. Development


Achieve Releases Performance Task Screening Tools

This past week, Achieve released two new tools that will assist teachers in evaluating science assessment tasks to determine whether they accommodate for the three-dimensionality of NGSS. The Science Task Prescreen is used to conduct a quick review of assessment tasks…

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High School Course Decision-Making

My long-time colleague, friend, and previous student over 34 years ago , Eric Brundin is the Science Curriculum Leader for Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD).  As with many high schools in California, LBUSD is still grappling with their transition…

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NGSS Homepage Redesign

I know many of you preferred the “original” Achieve web search engine a few years ago to help locate specific grade-level or discipline-related performance expectations and disciplinary core ideas. I know I did….It was very simple and straight-forward. Achieve has…

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NGSS Rollout #4

A couple of weeks ago, I was one of about 40 SoCal colleagues that facilitated various breakout sessions for the two-day NGSS Rollout #4-The California Science Framework– for the Los Angeles/Orange County areas. Whether you were a Science TOSA or…

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PEEC for NGSS Instructional Materials Design

I wanted to provide a “heads-up” to all my school and district colleague “early implementers” of today’s release of Achieve’s PEEC, the Primary Evaluation of Essential Criteria for NGSS Instructional Materials Design. The two purposes of PEEC are: to help…

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PD @ The Accelerated School

I recently completed three 2-hour “awareness” trainings for the elementary teachers at The Accelerated School (TAS) in Los Angeles. What made this a special consulting gig is the founder and CEO of the school, Johnathan Williams, is a former student…

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NGSS Framework Rollout #4 ToT

Just finished a two-day intensive “presenter training” in preparation for the LA-Orange County NGSS Framework/Rollout #4 Symposium scheduled for June 7-8, 2017 at Excelsior High School in Norwalk. Breakout sessions were well-designed and will provide great modeling and appropriate connections…

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Palmdale moves forward with NGSS

My most recent work has been with a great group of middle school science and special education teachers in Palmdale School District. I was thrilled to be working with such a enthusiastic group of colleagues, along with tremendous support from…

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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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