I proudly serve my science teachers and students as the Citywide Instructional Lead for Middle School Science at the New York City Department of Education, position I am holding now for more than 2 years, and very proud to be a member of the Department of STEM. Previous to this position, I served as an 8th grade Science teacher for bilingual students and coordinator for my department for 8 years. I taught biology, chemistry, earth science, math to students in grades 6-12 for 17 years. I like to share resources and read articles about Science teaching.
Collection of documents to learn about three-dimensional learning in the achievement of the new standards.
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Factors that Change the Surface of the Earth
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Wed, Jan 31, 2018 9:52 AM in NGSS Implementation in your state
Thank you for your reply!
Have you received any of the resources your county is providing, or they are creating the resources now? From what you said, I understand the implementation plan for the state of Maryland was just to release the standards and is up to counties to deliver?
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Thu, Dec 14, 2017 9:07 AM in NGSS Implementation in your state
I am looking for experiences while implementing NGSS in your classroom. What did your state do to 'roll out' NGSS? Did you receive training in the standards? If so, for how long? Are currently receiving support after PD? What challenges are you facing while beginning to implement this new set of standards? Did your school designed science curricula, or the state provided it?
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Thu, Feb 02, 2017 9:02 AM in Late Work
I used to teach in the city and middle school students have different circumstances worth listen to. Parents have 2-3 jobs and my students were responsible for chores once they get home, and/or may be in charge of siblings. I am very structured and disciplined when it comes to my work in the classroom but also willing to listen to what students have to say about homework. I would give them plenty ...
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Scientific Argumentation in Biology: 30 Classroom Activities Collection
Fri, Dec 09, 2016 10:22 PM Great resources
This collection contains great resources to promote the use of evidence to support students' claims and positions in the topics discussed in class. These will guide your teaching and provide examples on how argumentation looks in the lights of NGSS.
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 8:56 PM Awesome ideas!
This article just gave new light to develop my students' scientific portfolio as a deep thinking tool that demonstrate scientific knowledge and use of mathematical as well as engineering practice as evidence of their learning in science.
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 8:50 PM Good Ideas!
As I read this article, I got to know for the first time how college students are developing science portfolios in this particular institution. I would like to know if other post-secondary institutions are holding this practice for students to reflect in their science learning. The amount of work students need to input is overwhelming, however the type of work clearly evidence the caliber of scientist this institution expect to graduate and send to the professional world.
As a middle school science teacher, it is important to know this information, in order to create a similar artifact for my students, so they can start getting ready for college and careers in the near future.
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