Because our new Wisconsin Standards for Science (WSS) are very similar to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), we can take advantage of resources being created across the country to help in learning about instruction and assessment in a three-dimensional way -- connecting practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts.
Webinars and Other Online Learning:
|NSTA Webinar Series by Grade Levels K-5||NSTA Carnegie Webinar Series|
|Kindergarten||How do I Select Phenomena to Motivate Student Sense Making?|
|1st Grade||How do I promote student modeling?|
|2nd Grade||How do I support student discourse?|
|3rd Grade||How do I develop a storyline for a unit?|
|4th Grade||Archive of other great webinars from NSTA|
- NSTA also has a series of videos to provide an overview of the NGSS (applies to WSS) - there is even a series featuring a Madison, Wisconsin classroom!
- TERC Inquiry Project - Talk Science online PD - supports teachers in implementing effective science talk in the classroom
- Doing and Talking Math and Science - a UW-Madison project supporting discourse in science and math. While it's aimed at ELs, it supports discourse for all students.
- Next Gen Storylines - an excellent set of example series of lessons designed to bring in student-centered approaches. Lessons and videos are provided, including several at the elementary level.
- 5 Tools and Processes for Translating the NGSS into Classroom Instruction and Assessment - from AMNH, BSCS and WestEd - includes webinars and tools to create lessons and assessments
- Tools for Ambitious Science Teaching - has lots of resources, videos and guides for bringing in NGSS/WSS practices such as modeling and discourse. There is an elementary series as well.
For questions about this information, contact Kevin Anderson (608) 266-3319