Archive: Engineering Practices in the Next Generation Science Standards, January 15, 2013

This web seminar took place on January 15, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The presenter was Mariel Milano, P-SELL and STEM Coordinator for Orange County Public Schools. In this seminar Ms. Milano talked about the role of technology and engineering in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

First in a series of three programs, this program provided insight into NGSS by looking at the practices described in A Framework for K–12 Science Education through the lens of engineering. During the program Ms. Milano discussed the definition of engineering and its role in NGSS. She described the differences between scientific and engineering practices then used a performance expectation from the second draft of NGSS to talk about what engineering looks like in the classroom.

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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "“Great resource for curriculum developers and teachers.”"
  • "“It deepened my understanding of the connections between science and engineering and how to integrate both.”"
  • "“This was the most specific and helpful workshop so far on NGSS.”"

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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  Mariel Milano

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