Virtual: Next Generation Science Standards Part 1: Introduction to NGSS

August 7, 2023

Now open to all Yeshiva/Day School educators in New York State!

NGSS Part 1: Introduction to NGSS

This introductory session will introduce teachers to the paradigm shift involved with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Compared to previous standards which task students to “describe” or “understand,” the NGSS is built more around practicing science through Science and Engineering Practices and drawing thematic connections through Crosscutting Concepts beyond just the content taught which the standards refer to as the Disciplinary Core Ideas. The NGSS also has a tremendous amount of insight regarding assessment and interdisciplinary learning.

In this session, we will focus on the dimensions of the standards, phenomenon-based learning (a strategy to tackle all dimensions of the standard), and shifts in the Disciplinary Core Ideas to ensure that teachers know the boundary of content ideas in their grade-level. Opportunities to initially plan and pace the year with the Catapult coach will be provided.

Other Details:

  • This session will occur 3 times in 1 day for different grade levels. 

         K-2: 10 AM - 11:45 AM

         3-5: 12 PM - 1:45 PM

         6-8: 2 PM- 3:45 PM

  • CTLE credits are available upon request.

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About the presenter: 

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Jonathan Tam is currently a Catapult Learning Academic Content Consultant in Science and a Doctoral Student at Teachers College, Columbia University in the field of Science Education. For the last 10 years, he has worked in the field of education as a secondary science and math educator, a technology and science professional development instructor, and a writer/organizer of teacher-powered work.