NSTA Delivers the Goods
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), will host a free webinar for science teachers on implementing NGSS for fifth grade (Teaching NGSS in Elementary School — Fifth Grade) on Wednesday, February 18 (6:30PM, EST). In addition to an informative, general overview of the NGSS, and lively discussion including questions from participants, the 90-minute session will also offer detailed guidelines on how to prepare curriculum and classroom instruction using the standards (particularly for the fifth grade).
Three Big Takeaways
You can expect to walk away from this webinar with a ton of useful information to guide you through implementation of NGSS. NSTA outlines three takeaways you can expect from this webinar:
- deepen your understanding of how the three dimensions of NGSS (practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts) are designed to blend together during classroom instruction;
- dive in to one or two examples of what the teaching and learning to achieve NGSS looks like in a fifth grade classroom; and
- discuss instructional practices with other fifth grade teachers and begin the development of a grade-level community in the NSTA Learning Center to support students learning.
What makes this webinar a must-attend event is not only the fact that teachers will get a thorough overview of the standards, but that it will be presented by an all-star panel of NGSS experts including:
Mary Starr (@starrscience) – Executive Director of the Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network (MMSCN), the president of Starr and Associates, co-author of Project-Based Inquiry Science™, middle school project-based science materials, funded by NSF and published by IT’S ABOUT TIME®);
- Carla Zembal-Saul (@czem) – Professor of science education, department head of Curriculum and Instruction, and Kahn Professor of STEM Education at Penn State University, and co-author of What’s Your Evidence? Engaging K-5 Students in Constructing Explanations in Science; and
- Kathy Renfrew (@KRScienceLady) – K-5 science Coordinator for the Vermont Agency of Education, and an NGSS@NSTA curator and online advisor in the NSTA Learning Center.
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