Ongoing Professional Learning is a Necessity for Educators
Resources for individual or group learning related to the Wisconsin Standards for Science (WSS) - many resources are labeled for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and are also relevant for our WSS:
- Learning modules - guided learning supports, including Wisconsin-created "Train-the-Trainer" modules
- Webinars - a range of information about the WSS and NGSS, including how the WSS and NGSS are different and an overview of the WSS
- Classroom videos - while hard to find, there are some initial videos highlighting NGSS/WSS-connected instruction
- WSS Train-the-Trainer Modules - link to a Google folder containing slides, facilitator guides, and participant note pages for five modules: 1) Vision and Overview, 2) 3D Lessons, 3) Assessment, 4) Strategic Planning, and 5) Doing 3D Science.
- *Thanks to CESA leadership and the following individuals for their work on these modules: Darcy Budnik (CESA 1), Jen Breezee (CESA 1), Fayme Evenson (CESA 4), Amy Jonas (CESA 5/MMSD), Ellen Mihm (CESA 10), Thersea Burzynski (Tomahawk), Laura Cerletty, Cathy Drago (Hamilton), Chris Pratt (Kenosha), and Patti Schaefer (MMSD).
- California Academy of Sciences - Understanding NGSS modules - includes facilitators guides and has overviews of the structure, practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts.
- Stanford NGSS Assessment Project (SNAP) - free MOOCs on NGSS assessment
Introduction to the Wisconsin Standards for Science - recording of webinar from Oct. 12, 2018 (download to view - large file). Slides from the webinar (notes provide the transcript).
- Overview of NGSS (WSS) - short video and graphic
- Carnegie and NSTA Webinars - fabulous NGSS webinar series on 1) selecting and using phenomena, 2) modeling, 3) student discourse, and 4) unit storylines.
- NSTA Archive of NGSS Webinars - includes specific webinars for K-5, all practices, all crosscutting concepts, big ideas of science, assessment, engineering, and more!
- NSTA Professional Learning page - further learning resources on the NGSS
- Bozeman Science, Paul Andersen - short videos on LOTS of aspects of NGSS, plus other great resources
- Talk from Helen Quinn - Dr. Helen Quinn (Stanford physics professor) facilitated the development of the NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education that led to the NGSS. In this talk she discusses what instruction should look like with these standards and implications for post-secondary instruction as well.
- Ambitious Science Teaching - classroom videos plus their site includes a variety of resources and classroom tools on designing lessons, dialogue, and modeling
- NSTA Video Listing - includes classroom videos and more general videos on the NGSS
- Teaching Channel - has classroom videos and NGSS overview videos, but you have to dig (search NGSS and a grade level). There is also a special series of four NGSS-related videos:
- Videos at the bottom: STEM for English Learners - UW-Madison Resource - includes a couple of classroom videos at the bottom of the web page and more on this page. There are also various resources for supporting dialogue in science and math classes.