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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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NGSS Unit Planning Template Revisions

For those of you who are currently using, or interested in using my NGSS Unit Development Tool protocol, I have made some new revisions to the Google Sheet Template. In alignment with the language of the newly released California Science…

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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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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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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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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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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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