The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were released in 2013 and offer an innovative approach to science education. This is accomplished through using phenomena as an anchor around which a lesson or unit is planned. Three-dimensional (3-D) learning is then added to the mix, which includes the use of Science and Engineering Practices (SEP), Crosscutting Concepts (CCC), and Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI).
Many of you will already be familiar with these concepts. These ideas are the basics of NGSS instruction But for those who are new to the standards, we decided to create a page dedicated to revealing the essential aspects of the standards. Check it out here:
The content of the page is based in part on Margaret O'Sullivan's NGSS 101 video course. It is also designed to serve as a reference to further NGSS resources for those who wish to take a deeper dive into the standards.
Margaret believed in making it as easy as possible for teachers to understand and improve their ability with NGSS, and it is a part of our mission to carry forward that vision.
But this also depends on making sure we know what teachers want or need to make their jobs easier. So in this case, we invite you to let us know if there are any essential NGSS resources you feel we missed or ones that have been very helpful to you in your journey toward understanding NGSS.
We look forward to continuing to build resources and programs--along with our podcast--that are helpful to this great community of science educators. We have much more to come!
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