2017 Baltimore Conference Strand

Tying the Knot: Coherence in 3D Science Learning

The Next Generation Science Standards emphasize three-dimensional learning to explain phenomena. Storylines and learning progressions are used within curriculum development and implementation to provide coherence within and across grade levels. Storylines help students connect activities, goals, and big ideas to make sense of the world. The three-dimensional learning view requires new assessment strategies and tools that provide feedback to support students’ sense-making. Assessment, both formative and summative, is instrumental in supporting responsive instruction. In this strand, participants will learn to use storylines, find ways to adapt instruction using responsive strategies, and focus on learning progressions.

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