New Classroom Videos Demonstrating Transitions to NGSS
This resource provides instructional support for implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). From the website: “Achieve and the Teaching Channel collaborated with an elementary school teacher and high school teacher from Boone County, KY to capture snapshots of what NGSS early implementation looks like in classrooms.
The featured classroom examples illustrate how some educators are transitioning instruction to help students meet the goals of the NGSS. These videos are not intended to signal a one-size-fits-all approach to implementing the NGSS. Rather, the snapshots demonstrate how specific teachers are beginning to transition to the standards and offer guidance to educators currently considering how to best engage students in three-dimensional learning.” The videos include:
Video 1: Energy & Matter Across Science Disciplines
Video 2: Making Claims from Evidence
Video 3: First Steps Towards Transitioning to the NGSS
Video 4: Working as a Team
These videos are of high quality in that they provide practical examples of NGSS-aligned instructional practices to enhance all student learning. The videos can be very useful to teachers to see what the NGSS can look like in action. The video medium demonstrating classroom practice is also excellent for communicating instructional principles. These videos have the potential to positively and effectively impact student learning as districts and states begin to implement the NGSS.