science education

Literacy and Science

2 Ways to Integrate Literacy Into Science

When I was a high school teacher, I took a program called reading apprenticeship, which gave me some powerful instructional techniques to help kids break down and interpret scientific texts. That program turned everything I knew about teaching upside-down, and it was the start to my journey of becoming a learning theorist. Reading apprenticeship showed […]

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How to Teach the NGSS in Three Dimensions: Understanding the How, What, and Why

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.

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4 Ways that the Next Generation Science Standards are Different and Why It Matters

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

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The Difference Between Science and Engineering and Why It Matters for Your Teaching

There are three dimensions to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): The science and engineering practices (referred to as “practices” or SEP) The disciplinary core ideas (DCIs) The crosscutting concepts (CCCs). When it comes to the science and engineering practices, there are slight differences between the two that make a big impact on the way

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Our Complete Series On How To Use The 5Es In Your Classroom

Now that we’ve shared each phase of the 5Es with you, we wanted to do a final post that compiles all of our blogs for easy reference.  In our series, we explored each of the phases of the 5Es and also shared some teaching strategies to help you implement them in your classroom.   Overview

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