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Tuesday, March 26 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

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How might we support teachers in implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, including through instructional materials and curricula?

Grand Challenge Themes:
Professional Growth
Instructional Materials

High Tech High
Lesley Anderson

As a Teacher Forum member, here's how I'm tackling this challenge:
"Using common language across all science disciplines can help students become enriched in the cross-cutting concepts and see science in everyday life. It is important for students to understand that all disciplines of science overlap with each other and are not isolated courses.

Many teachers in my school are resistant to adopting the NGSS. There is a fear that this is just another swing of the pendulum, when in reality NGSS is an evolution of teaching, not a revolution. Teaching aligned to the NGSS should not seem like an impossible obstacle to overcome.

 I use NGSS in my project-based learning curriculum to enhance the academic rigor of student work. I have also been working with our STEM team to develop small strategies to implement NGSS into curriculum."

Pennsylvania State University - Center for Science and the Schools
Kathleen Hill and Amanda Smith  Twitter: @csatsKathyHill |  @ajsmith1983 |  @pennstateCSATS

How our organization is tackling this challenge:
"We use the Modeling Authentic STEM Research (MASTER) Model as an intervention to support teachers in integrating the science and engineering practices into classroom research projects."

Next Generation Science Standards expect teachers to teach disciplinary ideas using the practices of experts. To use this approach, teachers must have sufficient understanding of the practices of scientists and engineers. Teachers often lack experience in research. As a result, they often hold a view of research through the lens of the traditional scientific method. We offer professional development (PD) that immerses teachers in the practices of researchers. Our programs use the MASTER model as an intervention to help teachers conceptualize research as a system with interconnected and interdependent activities. With this approach, the teachers incorporated many of the science and engineering practices from the summer PD into classroom research projects (CLRPs). In some cases, the teachers faced challenges in implementing their CLRPs within their teaching context.

Museum of Science and Industry
Kyle Kauffman  Twitter: @kyle_kauffman | @msichicago

 How our organization is tackling this challenge:
"IQST strengthens teacher efficacy for equitable and effective 3D science instruction by reducing barriers and helping teachers grow as scientists by engaging in phenomena inquiry via best-practices."

We have identified professional growth barriers that our science teachers (Chicagoland area, low-income communities) experience, including the need for content and pedagogy knowledge, quality curriculum, lesson supplies, substitute reimbursement, and field trip buses to the Museum, all without cost. Our program reflects best practices in teaching science to students in grades 3-8, and our extended professional development design helps teachers transform instruction. We provide a supportive environment where teachers experience lessons as students in order to learn science content knowledge and pedagogical strategies. Our learning experiences incorporate the three dimensions of the NGSS and building explanations of phenomena based on an NGSS unpacking process developed with a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.


Lesley Anderson

Biology and Environmental Science Teacher, High Tech High
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Amanda Smith

STEM Outreach & Engagement Liaison, Pennsylvania State University - Center for Science and the Schools
CSATS works collaboratively with scientists and engineers at Penn State and with industries to design, develop, and implement many outreach programs and workshops for K-16 education.  Operating since 2004, our experience in STEM education programs and strong collaborations with... Read More →

Kathleen Hill

Director/Assistant Professor of Science Education, Pennsylvania State University - Center for Science and the Schools
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Kyle Kauffman

Senior Manager, Institute for Quality Science Teaching, Museum of Science and Industry
Kyle Kauffman leads the ongoing development and implementation of science teacher professional learning courses, including strategic planning and development, supporting the Institute for Quality Science Teaching team, collaborating with universities, districts and teachers, partnering... Read More →

Tuesday March 26, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
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