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This week, we have another vlog for you! If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards, have no fear, Yen is here to help! Transcript: Hi there! This is Yen, and my blog today is about how to teach the NGSS in three dimensions: Understanding the how, what, and why. And what I mean by
We’re changing things up with a video blog (Vlog) this week! But no worries, the transcript is below! Enjoy! Here is the transcript: Hi there! It’s Yen, from Qi Learning Research Group and the STEAM Café. I’m here to talk to you about the Next Generation Science Standards and how they’re different from the standards that we’ve been used to.
“How many of you want to become a civil engineer?” Dr. Halil Ceylan asked of a small crowd of 1st-5th graders. Immediately three hands shot up. A small voice in the back asked, “What’s a civil engineer?” Rather than tell my group of Boys and Girls Club children (whom I refer to as my junior scientists, scientists, or kids) what
A few years ago, I interviewed a group of undergraduate women in my local university’s Engineering Technology (ET) program to understand why it had an unsavory reputation for having a very low (1:25) ratio of female-to-male students. As one woman summarized, “It’s usually just that awkward moment when you walk into a class with like 30 guys and they all
Once you have engaged your students, there should be a natural transition into the Explore phase of the i5E Instructional model. At this point, introduce
Developed in 1987, the 5E instructional model guides students through the natural learning process. The i5Es is our own updated version of this model, and
A short video overview of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
What are disciplinary core ideas in the Next Gen Science Standards, and what do they mean to your instruction? Here’s a quick overview to help!