Getting Started with the NGSS

Are you brand new to the NGSS? Meet the intent of the NGSS in your classroom using these resources.

NGSS Newbies

The NGSS Newbies Facebook group is a great place to start if you need help with the basics. You can post your question and get a quick response from Erin and the other science teachers.

What is three-dimensional learning?

The NGSS Performance Expectations are written to include each of the three dimensions. The three dimensions are the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts. Get an overview of the three dimensions in this blog post.

Get Started Reading the NGSS

The first time that I looked at the new standards, I was totally overwhelmed. You don’t have to be. This 10-minute guide to reading the NGSS includes a quick video to help you. It also explains the link between NGSS and Common Core Math and ELA.

7 Common Mistakes Teacher Make When Getting Started with the NGSS

The instructional shifts that come with the implementation of these standards are huge and mistakes are common. Read this post to find out what the common mistakes are so that you can avoid them.

Three Page Template for Objectives

Using Evidence Statements to Get Help with NGSS Performance Expectations

Evidence statements help to provide clarity about the expectations of the NGSS Performance Expectations. Learn about evidence statements and their benefits and use them to write objectives for your lesson sequence.

5 Things You Can Do to Start Implementing the NGSS

Starting with the NGSS is tough. It is hard to know where to start. And you can’t do it all at once. Use this list to guide you.

Why the Scientific Method Doesn’t Align with NGSS

While the Scientific Method is a staple in many science classrooms, it doesn’t align with the NGSS.

In this post, I explain why I don’t use the scientific method in my classroom any more and why it doesn’t align. I also provide articles of support if you aren’t quite ready to give up the scientific method yet.

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