Helping teachers realize the vision of the NGSS and provide STEM-based learning experiences in their classrooms and makerspaces.
This podcast shares ideas about how to view the Crosscutting Concepts as a scaffolding tool or lens to help students organize their thinking.
Here are a few resources mentioned in the podcast.
Using the Crosscutting Concepts to Scaffold Student Thinking
Crosscutting Concetps Graphic Organizers
The Science and Engineering Practices
This episode provides many of the reasons why we are including the science and engineering practices (SEPs) in the Next Generation Science Standards, curricula and assessments.
I mistakenly quoted STEM Teaching Tool Practice Brief #32 instead of STEM Teaching Tool Practice Brief #3 in the podcast. Both support the ideas presented in this podcast.
The NRC Framework
In this episode, you will learn about the NRC Framework that guided the writing of the Next Generation Science Standards and helps provide a vision for K-12 science teaching and learning.
Here is a free pdf download of the NRC Framework.
Introduction to the Podcast
In this podcast, you will be introduced to the host and provided some ideas for topics in upcoming episodes.
Please provide your own ideas, feedback or ask any questions you might have about NGSS or STEM learning in the survey below to be explored in upcoming episodes.
Google Survey Link for NGSS & Beyond