Student-Centered Science: An Overview of the Next Generation Science Standards
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) open the door to more effective, student-centered science exploration. It also presents an opportunity for teachers to combine their tried and true instructional practices with the latest research on student success in the science classroom. In this session, you will explore Performance Expectations, Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts as they join forces to comprise the NGSS. Through an understanding of these dimensions of learning, coupled with collaboration around ways to increase student engagement, you will complete this session with an action plan that can be implemented in your classroom.