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When it’s time for a game change, you need a guide to the new rules. Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices provides a play-by-play understanding of the practices strand of A Framework for K–12 Science Education (Framework) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Written in clear, nontechnical language, this book provides a wealth of real-world examples to show you what’s different about practice-centered teaching and learning at all grade levels. The book addresses three important questions:
1. How will engaging students in science and engineering practices help improve science education?
2. What do the eight practices look like in the classroom?
3. How can educators engage students in practices to bring the NGSS to life?
Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices was developed for K–12 science teachers, curriculum developers, teacher educators, and administrators. Many of its authors contributed to the Framework’s initial vision and tested their ideas in actual science classrooms. If you want a fresh game plan to help students work together to generate and revise knowledge—not just receive and repeat information—this book is for you.
Section 1. The Big Picture: Why Science and Engineering Practices, and What Does It Mean for Us in the Classroom?
Chapter 1. Moving beyond “Knowing” Science to Making Sense of the World
Chapter 2. The Framework, the NGSS, and the Practices of Science
Jonathan Osborne and Helen Quinn
Chapter 3. Toward More Equitable Learning in Science: Expanding Relationships Among Students, Teachers, and Science Practices
Megan Bang, Bryan Brown, Angela Calabrese Barton, Ann Rosebery, and Beth Warren
Chapter 4. The Role of Practices in Scientific Literacy
Beth Covitt, Jenny Dauer, and Andy Anderson
Section 2. What Do the Practices Look Like in Classrooms? Unpacking Each Practice
Chapter 5. Asking Questions and Defining Problems
Brian Reiser, Lisa Brody, Michael Novak, LeeAnn Sutherland, and Keetra Tipton
Chapter 6. Developing and Using Models
Cynthia Passmore, Christina Schwarz, and Jocelyn Mankowski
Chapter 7. Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Richard Duschl, Rodger Bybee, and Mark Windschitl
Chapter 8. Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Ann Rivet, Jenny Ingber, and Jeff Wuebber
Chapter 9. Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
Michelle Hoda Wilkerson and Michelle Fenwick
Chapter 10. Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
Kate McNeill, Leema Berland, and Pamela Pelletier
Chapter 11. Engaging in Argument From Evidence
Leema Berland, Kate McNeill, Pamela Pelletier, and Joe Krajcik
Chapter 12. Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
Leah A. Bricker, Philip Bell, Katie Van Horne, and Tiffany Lee
Chapter 13. Engineering Practices
Section 3. How Can We Teach Using the Practices?
Chapter 14. From Recitation to Reasoning: Supporting Scientific and Engineering Practices Through Talk
Sarah Michaels and Cathy O’Connor
Chapter 15. Putting It All Together: Two Examples of Teaching With the Next Generation Science Standards
Mark Windschitl, Carolyn Colley, and Bethany Sjoberg
Chapter 16. Summary and Conclusions
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I recently purchased this book and it has helped me to support professional development with my teachers. It has an abundance of examples and resources to help educators incorporate the SEPs into the classroom!!
Steven Autieri (Vernon, CT)
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