Introducing Teachers and Administrators to the NGSS: A Professional Development Facilitator's Guide
Thu, Nov 21, 2019 3:23 PM
This article lists four activities to introduce NGSS. Activity 1 is similar to a preparation activity to examine standards, and activities 2, 3, and 4 represent three different ways of introducing the terminology and structure of standards to educators. Teachers can choose the activity that best suits them. Then I will summarize the activity 1. By doing activity 1 educators explore the development of NGSS and begin to understand its structure. This activity helps educators to form a general understanding of NGSS and to understand that the content of the standards is gradually formed in the course of students' education. Activity 1 conforms to the learning cycle method. It is like a preparation activity, giving participants the opportunity to participate and explore concepts before explicitly introducing the meeting. When time permits, provide opportunities for participants to apply the content after it has been introduced. This activity does a good job of introducing NGSS before delves into the development and structure of NGSS standards.
I can apply this activity to my future work, I'll make a "Examining the Standards" handout, and there are five questions in this handout: 1.How does the content build over grade levels? 2.How does the content build over grade levels?3.Is it clear what students are expected to know and be able to do? 4.What excites you about these standards? 5.What concerns or “wonderings” do you have about these standards? By doing this, participants have the opportunity to participate and explore concepts before explicitly introducing the meeting, and provide participants with the opportunity to apply the content after the presentation.