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1 Common Core Mathematics, Common Core English/Language Arts, and Next Generation Science Standards. What’s the common thread?

2 Today’s Objective: Participants will Explore the layout of the Next Generation Science Standards and discuss the features, benefits, and drawbacks of the 3-dimension format. Compare features of the Science and Engineering Practices to features of the Standards of Mathematical Practice and Literacy Standards for Science and Technical Subjects. Evaluate their present curricula and instructional practices and determine their readiness and needs as they look to implementing CCSS and NGSS. Express their upcoming needs and wants regarding professional development for the upcoming implementation of these curriculum standards.

3 The Basics About NGSS

4 A Framework for K-12 Science Education View free PDF form The National Academies Press at Secure your own copy from This document (which is on the Red Clay secondary science wiki) is the basis of the Next Generation Science Standards. The Framework is a free download from National Academies Press.

5 The Framework identifies three dimensions of the science standards: Scientific & Engineering Practices Activities that scientists and engineers engage in to either understand the world or solve a problem. Crosscutting Concepts Ideas that are not specific to any one discipline but cut across them all. Disciplinary Core Ideas Concepts in science and engineering that have broad importance within and across disciplines as well as relevance in people’s lives.

6 Scientific and Engineering Practices 1. Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering) 2. Developing and using models 3. Planning and carrying out investigations 4. Analyzing and interpreting data 5. Using mathematics and computational thinking 6. Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering) 7. Engaging in argument from evidence 8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

7 Crosscutting Concepts 1.Patterns 2.Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation 3.Scale, proportion, and quantity 4.Systems and system models 5.Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation 6.Structure and function 7.Stability and change

8 Disciplinary Core Ideas Life SciencePhysical Science LS1:From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics LS3:Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity PS1: Matter and Its Interactions PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions PS3: Energy PS4: Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer Earth & Space ScienceEngineering & Technology ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe ESS2: Earth’s Systems ESS3: Earth and Human Activity ETS1: Engineering Design ETS2: Links Among Engineering, Technology, Science, and Society

9 Putting it together—Performance Expectations Performance Expectations Foundation Box Connection Box Other standards in the Next Generation Science Standards or in the Common Core State Standards that are related to this standard

10 Closer Look at a Performance Expectation

11 Timeline for NGSS Drafts of NGSS for public review: May 2012, Jan 2013. Final Release of NGSS: March 31, 2013 Approval of NGSS by Delaware Board of Education: uncertain—probably summer 2013.

12 What about assessment??? Math and ELA: DCAS will run until 2014-2015 year. In 2015, math and ELA will use Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), aligned to Common Core State Standards. At this time, Smarter Balanced has no assessment for science.

13 Bringing it all together Practices in Different Disciplines Math M1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. M2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively. M3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. M4. Model with mathematics. M5. Use appropriate tools strategically. M6. Attend to precision. M7. Look for and make use of structure. M8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. Science S1. Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering). S2. Developing and using models. S3. Planning and carrying out investigations. S4. Analyzing and interpreting data. S5. Using mathematics, information and computer technology, and computational thinking. S6. Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering). S7. Engaging in argument from evidence. S8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information. English Language Arts E1. They demonstrate independence. E2. They build strong content knowledge. E3. They respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline. E4. They comprehend as well as critique. E5. They value evidence. E6. They use technology and digital media strategically and capably. E7. They come to understanding other perspectives and cultures.

14 14 There’s a common core in all of the standards documents (ELA, Math, and Science) At the core is: Reasoning with evidence; Building arguments and critiquing the arguments of others; Participating in reasoning-oriented practices with others.

15 Teachers will have to help all students: Externalize their thinking; Listen carefully to one another and take one another seriously; Dig deeper into the data and evidence for their positions; Work with the reasoning of others.

16 Because these “thinking practices” are inextricably linked to content, and to core ideas, participating in productive talk is not an add- on. It’s fundamental to the learning goals in each set of standards.

17 Go take a 10 minute break

18 From this point on: Group 1: Go to room 135 Group 2: Go to room 136 Group 3: Go to room 113

19 Based on what has been presented today: Discuss with your school, with your grade level colleagues, or with your content level colleagues the answers to the three questions. Please write the answers to these questions on the paper you have been provided. Please turn these in at the front of the room.

20 All materials from this presentation will be uploaded to the Red Clay Secondary Science Wiki. Thank you for your time this morning!

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