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1 Engaging in Next Generation Science Standards

2 Amber Farthing Professional Learning and Program Assistance Coordinator, LASER Ellen Ebert Science Director, OSPI Here today through generous support from Boeing

3 Session Goals Make sense of your work in light of the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards. Understand the major changes that will occur as a result of Next Generation Science Standards. Deepen understanding of the 3 Dimensions of NGSS through a first-hand learning experience.

4 Principles of A Framework for K-12 Science Education Children are born investigators Understanding builds over time Science and Engineering require both knowledge and practice Connecting to students’ interests and experiences is essential Instruction focuses on core ideas and practices Science learning standards promote equity 4

5 Framework Organization Dimensions of the Framework – Scientific and Engineering Practices – Crosscutting Concepts – Disciplinary Core Ideas Realizing the Vision – Integrating the Three Dimensions – Implementation – Equity and Diversity – Guidance for Standards Development – Looking Toward the Future: Research to Inform K-12 Science Education Standards

6 6  Eight Practices – Asking questions and defining problems – Developing and using models – Planning and carrying out investigations – Analyzing and interpreting data – Using mathematics and computational thinking – Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions – Engaging in argument from evidence – Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information  Seven Crosscutting Concepts o Patterns o Cause and effect o Scale, proportion, and quantity o Systems and system models o Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation o Structure and function o Stability and change Four Disciplinary Core Ideas: Life Science, Physical Science Earth and Space Science Engineering

7 Learning Conceptualized along Three Dimensions --- Leading to New Educational Standards Science & Engineering Practices Cross Cutting Concepts Disciplinary Core Ideas Standards are taking the form of performance expectations defined through combinations of elements of the three dimensions that progress across grade levels

8 WA is a lead state partner 2 writers >1000 reviewers during Public Draft Release NGSS “Lead” States (2011-present) 8

9 Kindergarten NGSS Earth Science Example 9

10 Middle School Earth Science Example 10 Note Learning Progression from kindergarten

11 High School Earth Science Example 11 Note Learning Progression from middle school

12 Connection Boxes Foundation Boxes Performance Expectation

13 States that have adopted standards No action yet States Adopting Next Generation Science Standards As of October 4, 2013

14 WA Science Standards “Evolution” Four Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRS) – Systems – Inquiry – Application – Domains Life Science Physical Science Earth and Space Science Science and Engineering Practices – Identifies 8 Practices Subsumes WA Inquiry Disciplinary Core Ideas – Adds Engineering and Technology Subsumes WA Application Crosscutting Concepts – Adds 7 crosscutting concepts Subsumes WA Systems and Application Washington Science Standards (2009) Next Generation Science Standards (2013) 14

15 NGSS – The 3 Shifts Focus: The NGSS are Focused on deeper understanding and application of science content reflecting real-world interconnectedness. Coherence: Science and engineering Build Coherently across K–12. Integration: Science and Engineering are Integrated across K–12 in the NGSS. 15

16 Findings The vast majority of Washington science standards are fundamentally incorporated into the NGSS. There is some movement of disciplinary core ideas between grades at the elementary level, but this realignment goes hand in hand with the goal of not getting ahead of the CCSS-M and CCSS-ELA standards. In particular, the Systems, Inquiry and Application standards from Washington’s current standards are well-covered in the NGSS. Modest differences exist between the Disciplinary Core Ideas in the NGSS and the Domain standards in Washington’s EALR 4. – Most of the difference involves re-sequencing and an emphasis on current scientific applications, but there is also a fundamental shift to a deeper focus on fewer topics, much like the CCSS. 6/23/2013 OSPI Teaching and Learning Science 16

17 Federal Assessment Requirements No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requires that our state’s science standards must be assessed: – Once in elementary school (we give Measurements of Student Progress in 5 th grade) – Once in middle school (we give MSP in 8 th grade) – Once in high school (we give Biology End-of-Course exam) When we change our state standards in science we need to change assessments (RCW 28A.655.070). 17

18 WA State Science Assessment Evolution Once in elementary; once in middle; once in HS; exit exam? (2017?) Next Generation Science Standards (2013) Measurements of Student Progress in grades 5 & 8 (2011); Biology End of Course exam in HS, usually grade 9 or 10 (2012) New State Science Standards (2009) Measurements of Student Progress in grades 5 & 8; High School Proficiency Exam in grade 10 (2010) Assessment design changes WASL comprehensive science test in grades 5, 8, 10 (2006) Original State Science Standards (2006) 18

19 Transitioning – The 9144m View 2013-142014-152015-162016-17 Awareness of NGSS & integrated nature of dimensions Phase in standards Continue phasing in standards Finish phasing in standards Examine materials

20 Ongoing: Statewide Coordination and Collaboration to Support Implementation (Professional Learning Providers and Partners Across WA ) Including: School Districts Higher Education Non-formal education groups Education and Educator Associations Business Partners Washington 20

21 What would a learning experience be like that integrates engineering, science, technology, and math?


23 Engineering Design Process

24 Next Steps Today I learned… My next steps are…


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