Are you an educator working to enhance your knowledge of the crosscutting concepts and how they can be leveraged to strengthen science and engineering learning in K-12 classrooms?
In this four-seminar series, participants explore the crosscutting concepts as one of the three dimensions described in the Framework and the Next Generation Science Standards, and their critical role for science teaching and learning. Particular attention will be given to how the crosscutting concepts can serve as tools to make sense of phenomena and design solutions to problems and how they can broaden access to science for all students.
NSTA has developed an Online Book Study around the book, Crosscutting Concepts: Strengthening Science and Engineering Learning. This book clarifies how the crosscutting concepts are an essential part of three-dimensional learning. The book also provides a wealth of ideas for instruction and examples taken from classrooms to show the power of crosscutting concepts across science and engineering disciplines and across grade bands or levels.
During the online book study, educators attend live web seminars and participate in asynchronous discussions with the presenters, Jeff Nordine, Okhee Lee, Tricia Shelton, and other special guests. The web seminars support use of the book to deepen participants’ understanding of the crosscutting concepts.
During the book study participants have access to:
- A moderated private forum for group discussions with other book study participants
- Digital resources and all NSTA online community tools (My Library, My Profile, Discussion Forums)
- All archive versions of the web seminars to watch on-demand.
Crosscutting Concepts: Strengthening Science and Engineering Learning is currently delayed at the printer (arriving in the next few weeks) and we are offering a free e-book version to everyone who has already ordered the print version for use in the study. Please contact Laura Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you haven’t yet received your promo code.
COMING IN MAY 2021
You can pre-order Crosscutting Concepts: Strengthening Science and Engineering Learning by Jeffrey Nordine and Okhee Lee (eds.) and use the promo code (CCC20) to receive a 20% discount. The central goal of this book is to clarify the nature and potential of CCCs to strengthen science and engineering teaching and learning.
Are you a state, district, or school leader responsible for providing professional learning experiences for K-12 educators? Consider sponsoring a group of teachers to participate in this Online Book Study.
Cost to Groups
Registration is $1,500.00 flat fee per cohort of up to 25 participants, regardless of their NSTA membership status.
Contact Flavio Mendez via email (email@example.com) to request a quote.