Implementing the NGSS Standards in Middle Grades Science
This course is a blend of four face-to-face full day sessions (8:00am-3:00pm) and twelve hours of online sessions and working team meetings. Each face-to-face session is divided into two related parts. The first part of each class will include a science activity to focus on exploring important science concepts. The second part will concentrate on building connections between the explorations and the practices and standards from the MA Draft Science and Technology/Engineering Standards. Each of these sessions will focus on a different content area of science and engineering to maximize benefits for our participating teachers. The online sessions will be closely tied to material covered during the face to face session. We also propose to make use to student and teacher videos to help understand and unpack the practices of science and engineering.