WestEd recently released a report on the NGSS Early Implementers Initiative in California. The report provides a call for NGSS teaching, features of high-quality NGSS instruction, and multiple snapshots of NGSS instructional sequences.
The report highlights 4 NGSS features:
- 3D Learning
- Phenomenon-based instruction
- Student Agency
I think my favorite part of the document is a comparison of two 8th grade science lessons at the same school. This comparison really helps illustrate the shifts we need to see in NGSS instruction.
I’ll be using parts of this support with my pre-service teachers and also with districts I support.
You can find the report HERE.