The first draft of the NGSS Primary Evaluation of Essential Criteria for Alignment (PEEC-Alignment) is now available for review and feedback. This should be a useful tool for reviewing instructional materials and for modifying and creating instructional materials.
Click HERE to review the PEEC-Alignment document as a PDF or Word document. Then you can provide feedback HERE by July 1, 2015.
Here is a piece of text from the front matter of the document on p. 2:
First, a few words about PEEC-Alignment. The acronym is intentionally a play on words. In one sense, the evaluation is a peek, or a quick look at a program. In another sense, this document describes a peak, the highest point, principal, or most important features of NGSS-aligned programs. PEEC-Alignment is designed to achieve both of these important goals.
There are lots of great resources for supporting productive classroom talk during science instruction…
But when it comes to engineering design I think we need some different questions and talk moves to guide students as they are collaborating to solve problems. I haven’t found a resource on “engineering talk”… so I created this engineering talk moves document.
This is very drafty and I would love some feedback. What is missing? What is redundant? Does this document even make sense? What needs to be improved to make this document useful for K-12 teachers?
The idea is that this 1 pager would be used by a teacher to guide students’ thinking as they are in the middle of collaborative work to solve an engineering problem.
I look forward to your feedback. Click HERE to download the document.