Episode 037: Consensus Modelling in the NGSS Classroom with Victoria Schilling


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Victoria Schilling is an 8th grade NGSS teacher who shares with us today all about how to use consensus modelling in your NGSS classroom. You’re going to want to take notes and follow her on Twitter! https://twitter.com/miss_schilling_

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Show Highlights

  • 02:00 - 03:00    Introduction to Victoria and her teaching
  • 03:30 - 07:30    Consensus modelling in the NGSS classroom
  • 07:30 - 15:00    Using consensus modelling with other NGSS tools
  • 15:00 - 18:00    Assessment in the NGSS classroom
  • 18:00 - 21:00    Experiences with consensus modelling in classrooms
  • 21:00 - 26:00    Resources for teachers

 Show Quotes 

"I kind of see the consensus model as this tool that works with the driving question board; it works with planning the investigations; it works with the summary table. So they're all these tools that can be used individually but really work the best when they're working together." [7:35 - 7:55] Victoria Schilling

"The model is a really great way to get students' initial ideas out, press them to see if they have evidence for things, and say 'how do we test this?'" [7:55 - 8:10] Victoria Schilling

"Usually I like to do the consensus model, come to some consensus but have some questions, use our questions to drive investigations, and then after we figure something out, we go to our summary table to document." [12:05 - 12:20] Victoria Schilling


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