24 episodes

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.

Ask Matt - NGSS science education advice from an expert Green Ninja (www.greenninja.org)

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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.

    Ep 24: Eugene talks Green Ninja on the podcast Pod of Gold

    Ep 24: Eugene talks Green Ninja on the podcast Pod of Gold

    Eugene talks about Green Ninja with Pod of Gold hosts Stefanie B. Overbeck and Mel Wymore. The Pod of Gold podcast is created to inspire creative activism and social innovation as they believe the successful evolution of human society will require a profound transformation of the systems that shape our behavior. They were interested in talking to Eugene about Green Ninja because they were curious if education could play a role in ultimately promoting a more inclusive, prosperous, and sustainable future.

    Original episode:
    Pod of Gold Podcast: "The Green Ninja | Eugene Cordero"https://linktr.ee/podofgoldpodcast

    • 41 min
    Ep 23: Eugene talks Carbon Footprints on the podcast Your World, Your Money

    Ep 23: Eugene talks Carbon Footprints on the podcast Your World, Your Money

    Eugene and Dr. Steve Westlake (Cardiff University) were recently guests on the podcast, Your Money, Your World, where the focus of the episode was "Understanding our Carbon Footprints". We decided to rebroadcast the episode because we felt that many of our listeners would find the conversations interesting and relevant to our own understanding of climate change and how we teach this subject.

    Original episode:
    Your World, Your Money Podcast: "Understanding Our Carbon Footprint"https://www.ywympodcast.com/s3e7

    • 50 min
    Ep 22: Interview with Katie Worth, author of Miseducation: How Climate Change is Taught in America

    Ep 22: Interview with Katie Worth, author of Miseducation: How Climate Change is Taught in America

    Eugene and Matt talk to Katie Worth about her new book and what her extensive research can teach us about climate change education in the U.S.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Miseducation: How Climate Change is Taught in America by Katie Worthhttps://globalreports.columbia.edu/books/miseducation/ClimeTimehttps://www.climetime.org/National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI)https://climateinterpreter.org/about/projects/NNOCCI

    • 41 min
    Ep 21: Saving the Monarchs

    Ep 21: Saving the Monarchs

    Eugene and Matt have recently helped create a new series of free and open lessons on climate change called Saving the Monarchs. In this episode, Eugene and Matt discuss the inspiration for creating these lessons, some of the design decisions they made along the way, and how teachers can use these materials in their own classrooms.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Green Ninja's Climate Change Unit, Saving the Monarchshttps://web.greenninja.org/saving-the-monarchs

    • 25 min
    Ep 20: Exploring Outdoor Education and NGSS

    Ep 20: 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 leaders in their community through outdoor and environmental projects. Matt and Eugene will then explore how outdoor education can enhance opportunities for science learning.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    TreePeoplehttps://www.treepeople.org/Generation Earthhttps://www.dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/ge/The California Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) Curriculumhttps://californiaeei.org/Curriculum/The Bay Foundationhttps://www.santamonicabay.org/GrowingGreathttps://growinggreat.org/The Edible Schoolyard Projecthttps://edibleschoolyard.org/California Academy of Scienceshttps://www.calacademy.org/educatorsGreen Schools National Networkhttps://greenschoolsnationalnetwork.org/2016 Science Framework for California Public Schools, Chapter 11: Instructional Strategies for CA NGSS Teaching and Learning in the Twenty-First Centuryhttps://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/sc/cf/documents/scifwchapter11.pdf

    • 46 min
    Ep 19: Teachers share their experiences and advice during the lockdown

    Ep 19: 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 into the lengths that teachers will go to best serve their students. On the call are Elizabeth Brooking, a grade 6-8 science teacher, and the teaching pair of Mich and Leticia Kiwan who team teach science, math, social studies, and English in middle school.

    • 31 min

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Kwooldridge ,

Great information!

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!

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