This website provides access to resources and curriculum that provides a differentiated and student-centered approach to teaching the middle school Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The goal of this website is to provide a space for teachers to make their learning visible and a model of implementation with a focus on equity as we transition to the NGSS. It is free to use, but PLEASE consider joining the collaborative effort to build and improve this curriculum through adding to the Padlets associated with each learning progression and commenting or posting on our blogs to add to our learning community.
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Below is a recording of my conference presentation from the 2017-2018 school year. It provides some background on the development of the 4-part learning progression model and how to differentiate student learning to help all students find success with the NGSS.
Thank you for your patience as I continue to slowly work on the lessons found on this website. My goal is to finish up Units 2 before the National NSTA conference in Atalanta. Please come and introduce yourself if you will be in Atlanta, my session will be on Friday, March 16th at 3:30 pm in the Georgia World Congress Center, A303.
I hope you all had a nice Winter Break and feel ready to get back to our students.
I have finished most of 7th grade Unit 2, but need to shift into 8th grade for those who are ready to move on. 8th grade Unit 2 is significantly changing. Most important is that we will begin with gravitational forces. This seems to be an easier transition from contact forces.