Great news! Units 2 for both 6th and 7th grade are revised and complete. You will find that the Overview and Description Documents and unit sequences have also been updated. Both units have a newly created learning progression to culminate the unit. Below are summaries of the key revisions made to each unit.
Grade 6 Unit 2: Overview and Description Doc
Grade 7 Unit 2: Overview and Description Doc
Please provide feedback!
If you use any of the lessons provided in these units, please add what worked and what did not work to the Padlet boards found in the overview and description document.
Hang tight 8th grade teachers, Unit 2 of 8th grade is next on the agenda!
Cari WIlliams is a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for the Tustin Unified School District in Southern California. She holds a MS in Instructional Design and Technology from Cal State Fullerton and works on the side as a consultant writing science and STEAM curriculum and training teachers. After working for 12 years in the classroom as a middle school science and STEAM teacher, she transitioned into the role of Digital Learning Coach in 2013. In this role, Cari helped teachers innovate curriculum and shift pedagogies through the integration of educational technologies. Her most current work as a TOSA is focused on engineering design in robotics, computer science, and Makerspaces. She is an official VEX Robotics event partner hosting tournaments for teams from around Southern California as well as leading 28 robotics programs servicing over 100 teams in the Tustin Unified School District. Although her expertise has taken her deep into STEAM education, she remains passionate and engaged in helping teachers transition to the NGSS through participating as a Science Peer Review Panelist for Achieve and as a Professional Learning Facilitator and Instructional Coach (in-training) for NSTA.