NGSS - Fresno_9_30_14

 California ASCD and California Science Teachers Association Present:


Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards:  A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hosted by Central Unified, 35652 W. Gettysburg, Room 4, Fresno  93722



Jared Marr is a Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist with Tulare County Office of Education. His focus is to provide high quality workshops that emphasize successful teaching strategies, as well as an increased awareness of both Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. Jared was a high school science teacher for over ten years where he was able to bring his passion for science into the classroom. He is now bringing his passion for education to teachers and administrators through workshops and professional development.

Michelle French is also a Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist with the Tulare County Office of Education.  Her vision is to ensure that all students, TK-12, receive a high-quality science education.  She is currently working along-side teachers, curriculum coaches, and administrators in Tulare County and its surrounding areas to make this vision a reality. Michelle was an elementary teacher for 17 years.  She also served as a Staff Developer with K-12 Alliance where she was trained in science pedagogy, lesson design, and PLC facilitation.  Michelle volunteered as the Primary Director on the Board of Directors of the California Science Teachers Association.


Workshop Description

This full-day workshop will highlight the many shifts required of both teachers and learners under the Next Generation Science Standards.  In the morning session, participants will engage in an overview of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions.  During the afternoon sessions, participants will be invited to experience either a K-5 or 6-12 session.  Each of these sessions will further explore the NGSS with an emphasis on the impact it will have within K-5 and 6-12 classrooms.

Participants will leave with:

· An awareness of the NGSS and its Three Dimensions as they reflect the interconnected nature of science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world

· An awareness that the Performance Expectations will guide instruction and assessment

· An awareness of how the NGSS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards

· An awareness that the NGSS supports 21st Century Learning



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