Archive: Connections Between Practices in NGSS, Common Core Math, and Common Core ELA, February 12, 2013

This web seminar took place on February 12, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenter was Sarah Michaels from Clark University. In this seminar Dr. Michaels talked about connecting the scientific and engineering practices described in A Framework for K–12 Science Education with the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts.

Third in a series of three programs, this web seminar provided insight into NGSS by discussing strategies for connecting math and literacy with the eight scientific and engineering practices. Dr. Michaels began the presentation by discussing the commonalities between NGSS and Common Core. She identified productive student discussion as the central activity essential to all three sets of standards. Dr. Michaels shared videos demonstrating the key elements of teacher-guided, productive talk. She then provided strategies and resources to help build teachers’ capacity for guiding discussion in the classroom.

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To view the presentation slides from the web seminar and related resources, visit the resource collection. Continue discussing this topic in the community forums.

Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "“Extremely informative and has challenged my approach to teaching and learning science.”"
  • "“I found this presentation engaging and relevant. I would like to see my high school students engaged in similar discussions.”"
  • "“I've done webinars before but not quite of this caliber. I enjoyed the videos, the polls and simply the interaction with fellow educators.”"
  • "“This seminar provided an excellent overview of how all the core standards are linked and the importance well guided discussions for ‘building the mind.’ Thank you!”"

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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