Foundations of NGSS Curriculum Alignment
Teachers enhance their capacity to integrate Next Generation Science Standards-aligned instruction across grade levels.
The ideas, activities and demonstrations in this course open my eyes to things I never would have considered...
... The MSI Team allows us to see what can truly be done with these new standards. teacher participant Liberty Junior High
The process helped me to understand how the DCI, CCC, and SEP are related and important to each other...
... I am excited to start planning the day-to-day science lessons. teacher participant Hibbard Elementary
The collaboration sessions and getting ideas from other teachers help me to see the connection to my classroom. teacher participant St. Gall School
About the course
This five-day course allows participants to:
- Learn, through modeling and practice, an unpacking process for NGSS Performance Expectations that leads to the development of lesson-level, 3D objectives to support clarity in the teaching and learning process.
- Develop an understanding of the value of the Performance Expectation unpacking and storyline creation process to achieve the goals of the NGSS.
- Create a 3D unit blueprint and consider coherent storyline options for a single unit of instruction.
- Plan for a vertical alignment progression between consecutive grade levels to support the learning progressions within NGSS.
- Increase capacity to assess alignment of instructional materials to NGSS across the three integrated dimensions and the use of phenomenon driven inquiry.
- Build a community of learners to share best practices and lessons learned from implementation efforts, and to serve as resources for each other.
Note: This course does not provide a complete NGSS curriculum.
This course is designed for science teachers, curriculum specialists or administrators from 3rd through 8th grade who have some familiarity with curriculum design, science content knowledge, and the NGSS expectations for science teaching and learning.
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