Episode 062: 3 Dimensional Assessment Planning with Paul Andersen

3d instruction inquiry ngss Jan 16, 2020

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Paul Andersen joins us this week as we focus on two main topics: 3 dimensional assessment planning and the difference between traditional inquiry and 3 dimensional teaching/learning. His website, www.wonderofscience.com has a plethora of tools and resources for NGSS teachers. We will link the ones referenced in this podcast but please visit the website regularly as new tools are developed regularly.

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Show Highlights

  • 02:30 - 06:30     Introduction to Paul and his work
  • 06:30 - 12:30     Differentiating between inquiry lessons and 3D instruction
  • 12:30 - 26:00     Creating 3-Dimensional Assessments
  • 26:00 - 35:30     Resources Paul suggests for help with assessments for busy teachers    
  • 35:30 - 43:00     Final advice from Paul

 Show Quotes 

"I think what makes this [3D teaching and learning] different is an emphasis on putting phenomena at the center and that you are learning the science by unlocking those phenomena. So that's one thing that is clearly different. Another thing that is different is an articulation of what are the elements of inquiry." [7:15-7:35] Paul Andersen

"The one thing that I'm seeing is that teachers everywhere are really engaging in the practices and starting to use the cross-cutting concepts. But I would say, across the board, if you're not holding a standard in your hand at all times as you're planning, you drift away from how these standards are different from how standards have been in the past." [14:00-14:20] Paul Andersen

"The first few steps [to starting NGSS] should just be the following: phenomena, what do you wonder? and then do some models of what do you think? That idea of what's happening, what are you wondering, and then what do you think?" [38:25-38:35] Paul Andersen


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