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Sense-Making is the Core of NGSS

Sense-Making is the Core of NGSS

Now that the previous blog helped us gain a stronger understanding of the three dimensions of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), let’s shift our attention to the key innovation for NGSS: sense-making. What is Sense-Making in NGSS? Science is fundamentally about making sense of the natural world. Sense-making is the conceptual process in which a … Continue reading Sense-Making is the Core of NGSS

NGSS Without Dimensions = NGSS Without Proficiency

NGSS Without Dimensions = NGSS Without Proficiency

The continuous expansion of scientific knowledge makes it nearly impossible to teach all of the pieces of a given science discipline (in detail) for K-12 students. The role of science education is not to teach the memorization of facts, but to prepare students with core knowledge that they can build upon, on their own, in … Continue reading NGSS Without Dimensions = NGSS Without Proficiency

What is NGSS Anyway?

What is NGSS Anyway?

Presented by Mark Adato – Transcription Below Introduction Welcome to the “Illuminate Whiteboard Series.” My name is Mark Adato. I’m an Implementation Manager on the D and A team, and today, we’re talking about the next generation science standards, also known as NGSS. So let’s talk about these standards that science teachers all over the … Continue reading What is NGSS Anyway?