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Brewing the Perfect Blend: Creating a Structure for an Inquiry-Based Classroom

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Lucretia Anton  
Dr. Alejandra Worozaken  

A brief introduction of the NGSS and their cross-curricular application, and experience various resources that provide you with flights of tools. These tools will facilitate a wide range of learning opportunities that can be applied in various content areas. NGSS is not only about the content but the delivery.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Instructional design & delivery
Grade level: 6-8
Subject area: Science
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
  • Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences addressing content standards and student technology standards.
For Educators:
Designer
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Empower educators to exercise professional agency, build teacher leadership skills and pursue personalized professional learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

You may have heard these sayings before: “Sage on the Stage” or “Guide on the side”. How is one capable of promoting an inquiry-based environment or apply three dimensions in a cross-curricular setting? What is the right balance or the perfect blend for your instruction and your students?

Join us and attain a brief introduction of the three dimensions, their role with cross-curricular application, and experience various resources that provide you with flights of tools you can use tomorrow. These tools will facilitate a wide range of learning opportunities, that can be applied not only for Science but various content areas. NGSS is not only about the content but the delivery. So let us show how to make that perfect blend.

Outline

Introduction:
Inclusion Activity
How to incorporate literacy with NGSS
Incorporating a 3 dimensional approach with Science

Exploration, Resources that will be introduced and audience will have an opportunity to explore:
- Newsela
- Brainpop
- The Wonder of Science
- PHEt
- Stanford Scale
- Crash Course Kids
- Mystery Science/Mystery Doug Videos
- Nearpod
- Epic Books
- Edulastic (assessments)

Conclusion:
Essential Question: Storytelling-How do we enable students to become storytellers about how science plays a role in the world around them?
Raffle & Answer Questions

Supporting research

Next Generation Science Standards Framework

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Presenters

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Lucretia Anton, Arcadia Unified School District
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Dr. Alejandra Worozaken, Arcadia Unified School District

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