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Knowledge in Action Research Helping to Make the Case for Rigorous Project-Based Learning

Knowledge in Action Research Helping to Make the Case for Rigorous Project-Based Learning | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
KIA Research Table of Contents:

Introduction to the Study

PBL Course Design
Student Demographics
Results to Date
Next Steps
Resources




To succeed in today’s complex, dynamic, and globally con
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Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.
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Excellent resource for Lexiled leveled reads.

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30 Universal Strategies For Learning

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30 Universal Strategies For Learning
by Terry Heick
As teachers, we’re all trying to better understand how people learn–not now they’re taught in terms of teaching strategies, but more so learning strategies–only not really strategies.
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Wow, NGSS fosters all of these!

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21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom

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21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom
by Lynn Usrey
Every teacher wants to be able to make his or her classroom environment the optimum place for learning, interacting and engaging.
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Many of these tools support effective implementation of the NGSS.
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Fostering Student Questions: Strategies for Inquiry-Based Learning

Fostering Student Questions: Strategies for Inquiry-Based Learning | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Consider using at least one of these protocols -- QFT, Chalk Talk, Say Something, or the Harkness Discussion -- to foster student inquiry.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Resources for Physics Teachers

Five-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Resources for Physics Teachers | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered how the world around you works? Physics can tell you! Check out these ten YouTube creators who are making videos all about the physical world.
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Learning in Progress: NGSS Multimedia Resources FTIS PD Days 2015

Learning in Progress: NGSS Multimedia Resources FTIS PD Days 2015 | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
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Terrific collection of resources and ideas to support NGSS implementation.

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NGSS Michigan

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Resources Developed by the Michigan NGSS External Review Team Additional Resources Recommended by the Michigan NGSS External Review Team NGSS MI includes resources developed in support of NGSS...
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Nice collection of resources for using to implement NGSS.

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Iowa Becomes 15th State to Adopt Next Generation Science Standards

Iowa Becomes 15th State to Adopt Next Generation Science Standards | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
The Iowa state board of education voted unanimously on Aug. 6 to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.
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Developing and Using Models of Atomic Structure Part 1: What NGSS Looks Like in the Classroom

See students as they work to develop a model of atomic structure. In previous lessons, the students evaluated evidence and decided that the particle nature of ...
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Are you signing up for Google's Computational Thinking course for Educators?

Are you signing up for Google's Computational Thinking course for Educators? | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Google are going all in on coding and computer science in an effort to
improve the learning opportunities for teachers and students.  

On July 15 they will begin running a free course for educators to train
them in how to use 'computational thinking.' in the classroom.  The course
is open to all educators and there is a set time frame allocated to
complete the course.

I have enrolled and would encourage others to do the same.  The course will
be broken into five different modules explorin
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Teaching Resources

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Find educational resources for Grades K-12, from brief activity ideas to rich multimedia lessons and units.
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Wealth of ideas, lessons, and videos for use in the classroom.

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Next Generation Science Standards Get Mixed Reviews From Genetics Experts

Next Generation Science Standards Get Mixed Reviews From Genetics Experts | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
The Next Generation Science Standards do a better job overall of covering genetics than most previous state standards, but are missing some key content, according to a new study.
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Always worth considering reviews of standards.

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Instructional Materials | Model-Evidence Link Diagrams Project

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The purpose of our project is to promote students’ scientific thinking when confronted with controversial and/or complex Earth and space science topics.

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This site has 4 sets of instructional materials that provide readings and templates to help students examine the evidence for different models used to explain the same phenomenon. Very valuable for helping students critically examine scientific evidence and reasoning for supporting an argument.

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Growth Mindset: How to Normalize Mistake Making and Struggle in Class

Growth Mindset: How to Normalize Mistake Making and Struggle in Class | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
We hear a lot about how students need space to fail when learning, but how can teachers make their classrooms feel safe enough for that kind of risk? Take a peek inside East Palo Alto Charter School.
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Part of how scientists and engineers make progress.

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Next Generation Science Standards: The Syllabus for Educators - Education World

Next Generation Science Standards: The Syllabus for Educators - Education World | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
The Next Generation Science Standards have been implemented to set the bar high for science teachers.
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Some useful ideas for sharing with skeptics.

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10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs

10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
10 Back-To-School Tips For Teachers Using Google Docs by Brooks Hocog, The Google Docs Team Collaborate with colleagues Use Docs to collaborate with your colleagues on joint lesson plans or training materials in real-time, and to create shared...
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Great for student collaboration, too.
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Illinois Promises Test Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards for 2016

Illinois Promises Test Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards for 2016 | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Next year, Illinois students in 5th, 8th, and 10th grades will take an online exam aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.
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Napoleon's Buttons

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Most historians believe this explanation of Napoleon's defeat to be unlikely, but this theory demonstrates the extent to which everyday elements and molecules and their properties could affect and change the course of history. Napoleon's Button's explores 17 molecules that had a vast and profound effect on history.(Le Couteur & Burreson 1-19)

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Blog contains a summary of each chapter. Chapters provide great chemical phenomena to utilize chemistry to understand.

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Home - www.TeachEngineering.org

Home - www.TeachEngineering.org | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Standards-aligned engineering lessons and hands-on activities
for use in science, engineering, and math classrooms.
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Lots of ideas for all grade levels. Currently, in the process of aligning lessons to NGSS.

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Google Spotlights 20 Student Science Fair Finalists

Google Spotlights 20 Student Science Fair Finalists | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
20 teens and their brightest STEM concepts come to life in the latest Google Science Fair. 
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Wow! What a range of wonderful projects!

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What to Know About the Next Generation Science Standards - TIME

What to Know About the Next Generation Science Standards - TIME | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
They are not a curriculum, but a series of goals and best practices that are intended to inform teachers’ science instruction
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Nice article that recognizes the impact that NGSS can have.

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Smithsonian Science Education Center

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Introducing: Good Thinking! – A new original animated series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center and FableVision Studios.Good Thinking! brings viewers into the classroom of dedicated science educator Isabella Reyes, as she refines and enhances her teaching of some of the most complicated topics in science. With the help of some unconventional classroom guides, Ms. Reyes explores the inner workings of student minds, learning how to uncover and address common student misconceptions as she guides them in building scientific understandings.

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Home - Science NetLinks

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Providing a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students.
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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Infographics are interesting--a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences). The…
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The Big Bang Model

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The Big Bang and the Standard model of the Universe for 8.5 The Cosmic Engine, HSC Physics
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Nice source of information to use with students.

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