Science education is going through a big transition right now as schools throughout the country have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards. These new standards represent a large shift in how science will be taught, and teachers have good questions about how these standards will affect their classrooms. Our host (Eugene Cordero - climate scientist and founder of Green Ninja - science education provider) talks with Matt d'Alessio, science education expert and author of the 2016 California Science Framework for NGSS. Matt has dedicated over 20 years of his life to science education both as a high school science teacher and a distinguished university professor. In this podcast, Eugene asks Matt various questions about science education, NGSS, and the environment in a friendly and easygoing conversational style that is designed to be helpful to teachers.
Exploring Outdoor Education and NGSS
During this episode, Eugene and Matt are joined by a special guest - Tashanda Giles-Jones. Tashanda is a teacher at Environmental Charter Middle School in Inglewood, California, and she'll be sharing some of the work she's done helping students become...
Teachers share their experiences and advice during the lockdown
In this special episode, Eugene mainly listens in to a small group of teachers who share their experiences and offer advice for how to engage students within this challenging remote learning environment. The discussion is fascinating and offers insights...
Interview with Dr. Okhee Lee - Part 2: Science and Language
Our special conversation with Dr. Okhee Lee continues now with a focus on language learning and the role it should play in our science classrooms. Okhee has established a national reputation for her work and thinking around this subject and our...
Interview with Dr. Okhee Lee - Part 1: Intentions of the NGSS
This week, we have a special guest - Dr. Okhee Lee. Okhee is a professor of childhood education at New York University where she works to advance research, policy, and practice around science and language learning, especially for English learners. Okhee...
Interview with Paul Andersen from The Wonder of Science
In this episode, Matt and Eugene talk with Paul Andersen, an educational consultant, a Montana-based science teacher for 20 years, and most famously the creator of hundreds of science YouTube tutorials that have been viewed by millions of teachers and...
In this episode, we'll talk about the election, from our own vantage points, and from what we expect to see with a new government for science and education. We’ll also discuss how scientific thinking and data can be used to explain aspects of the...
Finishing up my single subject credential and preparing to begin student teaching this fall. I have learned so much over the past year but have had to learn about NGSS and how to apply it on my own. This podcast has great information and examples of what NGSS looks like in the classroom! Thanks guys!