Discover the NGSS offers a comprehensive introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards. All told, the ebook offers up to 40 hours of interactive professional learning and covers background information, each of the three dimensions in depth, and steps to move teachers toward classroom implementation.
The book’s first module undertakes an exploration of the three dimensions of the NGSS—the practices, the disciplinary core ideas, and the crosscutting concepts. Utilizing numerous interactive elements, learners analyze classroom videos, answer questions, and develop arguments from evidence while becoming proficient at understanding the structure and significance of the three dimensions.
In the second module, users integrate the three dimensions into performance expectations. Again multiple interactive tools are used to help augment comprehension.
In module three, learners apply the knowledge gleaned from previous segments to plan units of study and learn how to assess whether a given curriculum aligns to the NGSS.
Finally, try out the unit planner! Grade-specific dropdown menus guide you step-by-step through the process of organizing and developing an NGSS unit of study.