Learning Progressions are currently a hot topic in science education. Those of you who have reviewed the Draft Science Standards Framework probably noticed an emphasis on learning progressions.
If you are new to learning progressions or would like to learn more then here are a couple of resources to dive into over the summer.
- Learning Progressions in Science: An Evidence-based Approach to Reform
- Causal Patterns in Science: instructional materials and supports for teaching deep conceptual understanding of science concepts
- Learning progressions for environmental science literacy: a pdf of a paper presented at the Conceptual Framework development
- A Mile Wide and Inch Deep: A Learning Progression in Genetics: A PowerPoint from one of the Conceptual Framework development meetings