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Digitally Speaking / Teaching the CCSS in History and Science Classrooms

Digitally Speaking / Teaching the CCSS in History and Science Classrooms | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

April workshop materials shared here.

 

In 2010, the National Governor's Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers released a set of common standards designed to define what today's students need to know and be able to do in order to thrive in tomorrow's world.  Adopted by 45 states, these standards are designed to move classroom instruction away from a focus on the simple acquisition of basic facts and towards the more meaningful application of higher level cognitive skills.  While standards are clearly defined for Mathematics and English-Language Arts teachers, many social studies and science teachers at the middle and high school level have struggled to figure out just what the Common Core State Standards mean for them.  

 

In this workshop, full-time practicing sixth grade science teacher Bill Ferriter will introduce participants to several simple ways that the Common Core State Standards can be integrated into the work that social studies and science teachers are already doing with their students.


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Check out Bill Ferriter's blog page, which has links to lots of his materials. www.digitallyspeaking.pbworks.com  

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Deb Gardner's curator insight, March 31, 2014 9:47 AM

Bill Ferriter is an educator who works tirelessly and with great passion. He openly shares his content and ideas and challenges me to THINK!

 

If you're not following his blog in your RSS reader, consider it. :)

 

http://blog.williamferriter.com/

Deb Gardner's curator insight, March 31, 2014 9:51 AM

Bill Ferriter is an educator who works tirelessly and with great passion. He openly shares his content and ideas and challenges me to THINK!

 

If you're not following his blog in your RSS reader, consider it. :)

 

http://blog.williamferriter.com/

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Mindset Kit - Resources for growth and learning mindsets

A free resource for educators and parents who want to foster learning mindsets such as growth mindset. Follow lessons and practices from experts and members of our community.
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Fostering a growth mindset and learning from mistakes are critical for successfully implementing the NGSS.

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AAAS - Project 2061 - 2061 Connections - Using Phenomena to Promote Science Literacy

AAAS - Project 2061 - 2061 Connections - Using Phenomena to Promote Science Literacy | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

Poster session showcases phenomena that support K–12 learning goals

Much of science involves finding patterns in observations and explaining them in terms of a small number of principles or ideas. For students to appreciate how science works, they need to have a sense of the range of observations (phenomena) that are used to form the patterns and the helpfulness of the principles or ideas in explaining them. Project 2061’s evaluations of science textbooks revealed that textbooks rarely engaged students with phenomena—real-world objects, systems, and events—relevant to important science ideas. In addition, the textbooks rarely included phenomena that directly address the often incorrect ideas that students may already have and rarely guided students in reconciling phenomena with scientifically accepted ideas (Kesidou & Roseman, 2002; Stern & Roseman, 2004; American Association for the Advancement of Science [AAAS], 2002, 2005).

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Screen Video Recording - Screencastify

A simple video screen recorder for Chrome,
Chromebooks and Chromeboxes
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Teachers can use for stations, differentiated work, absent students, providing more (and different) practice, and a range of ideas I've not listed. Students could use as a vehicle for presentation of ideas, works, solutions, etc. There is a free and a cost version.

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PBL Meets the Next Gen Science Standards

PBL Meets the Next Gen Science Standards | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller considers the natural alignment between the NGSS and PBL, as both approaches focus on deeper learning - not just the science content, but also the content of being a scientist.
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Next Vista for Learning

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Next Vista For Learning provides a library of free videos made by and for teachers and students everywhere.

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Nice source of ideas for project-based learning, phenomenon-based lessons, and engaging hooks for students.

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Student Centered Instructional Methods

Student Centered Instructional Methods | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
I'm a teacher. Now what do I do? There are several ways to engage learners in the classroom. Here are a few ideas if you get stuck. Additional resources: http://people.uwplatt.edu/~steck/Petrina%20Text/Chapter%204.pdf http://teaching.uncc.edu/learning-resources/articles-books/best-practice/instructional-methods/150-teaching-methods https://www.csn.edu/pages/2359.asp http://www1.appstate.edu/~wertsmg/teachmeth.htm ~Mia

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Climate Change 2007 - The Physical Science Basis

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What is happening to the climate? Climate Change 2007 - The Physical Science Basis is the most comprehensive and up-to-date scientific assessment of past, present and future climate change.

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How to focus students’ engineering design projects on science learning : StemTeachingTools

How to focus students’ engineering design projects on science learning : StemTeachingTools | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

RT @STEMTeachTools: Focusing students’ engineering design projects on science learning https://t.co/7gDb0ESVNp #NGSSChat #NGSS https://t.co…...

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Getting their hands dirty: Engaging learners in authentic science practices outside the classroom : StemTeachingTools

Getting their hands dirty: Engaging learners in authentic science practices outside the classroom : StemTeachingTools | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

RT @STEMTeachTools: Bringing #STEM learning outside the classroom with the new #NGSS: https://t.co/482RX4dMhy https://t.co/hghQL5lESv...

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8 Great Games That Pair Perfectly with Science and Engineering Practices

8 Great Games That Pair Perfectly with Science and Engineering Practices | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

One of the three core dimensions of the NGSS, the SEPs support student- and inquiry-driven learning.

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From Bosons To Bigfoot: Six Science Mysteries That Might Be Solved In 2016

From Bosons To Bigfoot: Six Science Mysteries That Might Be Solved In 2016 | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

From the origin of life to the fate of the universe, there’s plenty scientists simply don’t know. But they are making progress.

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Resources for Maker Education

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Find resources and tools to help bring elements of maker culture into schools and classrooms, and encourage students to explore STEAM subjects within the context of maker projects.

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Sciencedump

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Pretty much what the site name implies. Lots of interesting phenomena to explore!

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STEM to STEAM: Resources Toolkit

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Whether you are looking for resources on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math or on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM, these curated compilations will help you plan different approaches to integrated studies.
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Nice collection of resources for integrating lessons, units, courses.

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Welcome to the CS10K Community! | CS10K Community

Welcome to the CS10K Community! | CS10K Community | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and maintained by the American Institutes for Research (AIR), the CS10K Community is a component of NSF’s CS10K initiative, which seeks to have 10,000 well-trained computer science teachers in 10,000 high schools across the United States
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How National Parks Tell Our Story—and Show Who We Are

How National Parks Tell Our Story—and Show Who We Are | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
They’re more than scenic places. They’re a nation’s common ground.
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So many connections and phenomena to explore through our national parks. Utilize one near you!

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Population Education

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The leading source for K-12 curriculum and professional development to teach about human population trends and their effects on the environment and society.

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Many useful resources for teaching human impact.

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New coding game: Run Marco! | BrainPOP Educators

New coding game: Run Marco! | BrainPOP Educators | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

This week is National Computer Science Education Week, and we have a great new resource to help your students participate in the Hour of Code movement. Run Marco!

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NGSS Resources

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NGSS Resource Center
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Links to resources useful for implementation of NGSS.

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Assessing the NGSS crosscutting concept: cause and effect - Pearson Research & Innovation Network

Assessing the NGSS crosscutting concept: cause and effect - Pearson Research & Innovation Network | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

What do we currently know about how to assess the NGSS crosscutting concept: cause and effect? Here are some answers and remaining questions.

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What Can The EQuIP Rubric Do For You?

What Can The EQuIP Rubric Do For You? | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

Newly released set of videos that demystify the NGSS EQuIP rubric. This rubric is geared to help teachers identify high-quality science lessons and units.

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Classify It! - Science NetLinks

Classify It! - Science NetLinks | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

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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Problem-Based Curriculum: Engineering Units From Boeing And Teaching Channel

Problem-Based Curriculum: Engineering Units From Boeing And Teaching Channel | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

Bring science and innovation into your classroom with these problem based curriculums. Boeing and Tch have partnered to develop engineering units that combine science, math, and literacy standards.

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Home - Science NetLinks

Home - Science NetLinks | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

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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