This web seminar took place on July 22, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Eastern time. Presenters were Carla Zembal-Saul, (Penn State University), Mary Starr, (Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network), and Kathy Renfrew (Vermont Agency of Education).
After a brief introduction by NSTA's Ted Willard about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Carla Zembal-Saul, Mary Starr, and Kathy Renfrew, provided an overview of the NGSS for K-5th grade. The web seminar focused on the three dimensional learning of the NGSS, while introducing CLAIMS-EVIDENCE-REASONING (CER) as a framework for introducing explanations from evidence. The presenters highlighted and discussed the importance of engaging learners with phenomena, and included a demonstration on using a KLEWS chart to map the development of scientific explanations of those phenomena.
A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificate area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.
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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:
- "“I really liked the video that was included that provided further understanding of what this would look/sound like!”"
- "“Loved the opportunity to learn how to improve my teaching on-line and free of charge. I will go back to read more about KLEWS, so that I can implement this in my classroom.”"
- "“NGSS is relatively new to me. So, I've learned how it could be used. The resources would be helpful. In addition, the chat window engages me when I get to participate in the seminar.”"
- "“Thank you so much! I found that the web seminar was very helpful, and it certainly validated what I believe NGSS strives to achieve. The video example and discussion that followed was extremely helpful. I also liked the sharing of the KLEWS chart.”"
A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' account page for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.
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