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NGSS for Middle School Science Teachers

  • August 09, 2016
  • August 12, 2016
  • 4 sessions
  • August 09, 2016, 8:00 AM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • August 10, 2016, 8:00 AM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • August 11, 2016, 8:00 AM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • August 12, 2016, 8:00 AM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Raleigh Hills K-8, 5225 SW Scholls Ferry Road Portland, OR 97225
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This active hands-on workshop is designed for middle school science teachers who want to see what NGSS looks in the classroom. During the workshop we will explore how lessons and units can be three-dimensional - including the three components of NGSS: Disciplinary Core Ideas, Scientific Practices, and Cross-Cutting Concepts.  Teachers will conduct investigations and design solutions to problems in Earth, Physical and Life Sciences that can be used in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. You will walk away with lessons and resources that can be used right away. You will also be shown how to convert lessons that you currently are using so they incorporate the shifts found in NGSS. 

The practices of explaining phenomenon, modeling, supporting claims with evidence, and computational thinking will be emphasized. We will share strategies for 

  1. making student thinking visible, 
  2. engaging students in science discourse, 
  3. supporting english language learners,  and 
  4. using questioning as a tool for getting at cross-cutting concepts. 

This course will be taught by two instructors, one who is a middle school teacher who implemented NGSS in her classroom last year and the other who has guided teachers in NGSS implementation K-12.

Here is the flyer to share with your colleagues.

24 PDUs will be provided and Graduate Credit will be made available.


4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #1025
Portland, Oregon

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