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Implementing the NGSS

Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards - National Research Council. (2015). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. (Web Link - Free PDF Download)

Science Teachers' Learning: Enhancing Opportunities, Creating Supportive Contexts - National Research Council. (2016). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. (Web Link - Free PDF Download)

Science Practices Continuum - Students' Performance - This tool is a continuum for each practice that shows how students' performance can progress over time. A teacher can use the continuum to assess students' abilities to engage in the practices and to inform future instruction. From Instructional Leadership for Science Practices. (PDF Link)

Science Practices Continuum - Supervision - This tool is a continuum for each practice that shows how instruction can progress over time. An instructional supervisor can use the continuum to identify the current level for a practice in a science lesson. Then the supervisor can provide feedback, such as offering instructional strategies to help move future instruction farther along the continuum. From Instructional Leadership for Science Practices. (PDF Link)

How Science Education Will Change with the NGSS - Implications of the vision from the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards. (PDF Link)

Secondary Teaching Credentials and NGSS - From the Commission on Teaching Credentialing, this correspondence outlines general credentialing requirements for courses aligned to NGSS. (PDF Link)

University of California (UC) Laboratory Science "D" Requirements - Description of course requirements for courses approved for laboratory science "d" credit. (Web Link)

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