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

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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.

Presenter: Dr. Sarah Michaels

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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.”"
  • "“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!”"
  • "“I've done webinars before but not quite of this caliber. I enjoyed the videos, the polls and simply the interaction with fellow educators.”"

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Reviews (2)
  • on Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:50 AM

Sarah Michaels does an exquisite job describing for us how to use the NGSS science and engineering practices as as leverage for teaching science. This is especially true in elementary school science. Implementing classroom talk is a huge shift in the way many of us have been instructing our students, Not only do we need to give ourselves permission to make 'talk' a critical part of instruction, we need to learn how to do it. Sarah shared some excellent resources to help us make this shift. When we figure out how to do this I think we will be seeing and hearing a spectacular fireworks display in our classrooms. When we are engaged in "talk practices" we will be addressing science, literacy and mathematics. Talk about bang for your buck!

Kathy Renfrew  (Barnet, VT)
Kathy Renfrew (Barnet, VT)

  • on Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:19 AM

This 90 minute web presentation was excellent because the presenter boiled down the practices to a perspective of students using supporting evidence which makes it a perfect place to begin. Thanks.

Robert Anderson  (Sanford, ME)
Robert Anderson (Sanford, ME)

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