Professional Learning Opportunities
Over the past several weeks, I have had several professional learning opportunities that will help us move forward with our curriculum development for MS NGSS. The STEM Symposium and CSTA conferences provided many sessions focused on different aspects of NGSS from curriculum, assessments to the adoption of the CA framework. I have also attended trainings on the Dimensions of Success (DoS) STEM rubric and the EQuIP rubric by Achieve. From all of this, I have learned that it may be time to refocus our efforts in designing curriculum and look back to the big picture using the storylines.
Oct.24 Curriculum Planning Day
Luckily, the curriculum team is meeting today and several of us will have the chance to share and inject our learning from the CSTA conference into the larger group. Although we have a ridiculous amount of information to share, I have created this document to focus our efforts. The two main things we need to look at are:
Here is the documents with some of the take aways from CSTA:
Cari Williams has been developing her understanding of The Framework for K-12 Science Teaching and the NGSS through the development of curriculum, collaborative learning experiences with NSTA 3D Learning Cadre Members and as a Science Peer Review Panelist for Achieve. To learn more, please go to