Episode 049: Practices and Computational Thinking in Elementary NGSS with Dr. Christina Schwarz

 

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Summary:

Dr. Christina Schwarz discusses practical ways elementary teachers can make the shift to NGSS and digs deeper in ways of teaching computational thinking in elementary education. Join us for this informative conversation!

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  • 01:30 - 05:00    Introduction to Dr. Schwarz & helping students make sense of the world with NGSS
  • 05:00 - 09:00    NGSS and equitable learning environments
  • 09:30 - 18:30    Making the shift to NGSS in your classroom
  • 18:30 - 22:30    Teaching science literacy through NGSS
  • 22:30 - 31:30    Computational thinking in elementary classrooms
  • 31:30 - 34:30    The social aspects of science, identity and equity
  • 34:30 - 39:00    NGSS resources...
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Episode 041: Building Your Science Teacher Identity with Marti Canipe, PhD

 

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Elementary teachers often do not have a formal background in science, but many are expected to teach science. Now add in the NGSS shift from  the more traditional way science was taught, teachers are now re-creating what it means to be a science teacher. Marti Canipe, PhD is an assistant professor of elementary science education and her PhD dissertation and focus with pre-service teachers is all about building your science teacher identity. Imposter Syndrome is real but Marti Canipe is here with strategies and resources for gaining confidence as a science teacher. 

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  • 02:30 - 04:00    Introduction to Marti and her PhD research
  • 04:00 - 22:00   Addressing teachers' anxieties and apprehension about...
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Episode 027: Emerging Multilingual Students and the NGSS Classroom with Enrique Suarez

 

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Enrique Suarez was trained as an astrophysicist and did cosmology research for five years before choosing a career in K-5 science education. In this episode, he discusses his research about designing learning environments that create opportunities for elementary-aged emerging multilingual students to leverage their conceptual resources and translanguaging practices when making sense of the natural world. He gives examples using a NGSS physics lesson in a 3rd grade classroom.

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  • 02:00 - 07:15   Introduction to Enrique's research on language learning and science learning
  • 08:15 - 22 :30   An extended example of a 3rd grade NGSS physics lesson with emerging multilingual students
  • 22:30 - 26:00 ...
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Episode 023: Designing Equitable Learning Environments in NGSS Classrooms with Michelle Salgado

 

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Meet Michelle Salgado, a doctoral student at the University of Washington, College of Education. Michelle shares with us 5 years worth of research that includes designing equitable learning environments in the NGSS classroom. Specifically, she has worked with a kindergarten teacher and shares what has been successful in their linguistically diverse kindergarten classroom.

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  • 04:00 - 08:30     Language diversity and engaging families in the science classroom
  • 09:00 - 14:30     Encouraging the use of multiple languages in the classroom
  • 15:00 - 29:00     Lessons and examples from Michelle's research
  • 29:30 - 32:00     Making time for science in the classroom
  • 32:30 -...
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Episode 022: Meet K-5 NGSS teacher and instructional coach Mary Jean Giannetti

 

 

Summary:

Mary Jean Giannetti shares with us her experiences of implementing NGSS at the K-5 grade level. She shares with us how she applies NGSS to authentic outdoor/environmental field studies for her K-5 students. The show notes contain all the helpful resources she uses.

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  • 03:30 - 08:30    How Mary Jean started taking students outside while integrating NGSS
  • 11:55 - 14:45    Teaching cross-cutting concepts with only an hour a week for science
  • 15:45 - 20:45    Developing outdoor learning experiences in your community
  • 21:00 - 23:15    Mary Jean's advice for managing groups outside the classroom
  • 24:30 - 29:00    More ideas for integrating NGSS concepts with community activities
  • 30:30 - 33:20    Resources Mary Jean suggests

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Episode 021: Productive Uncertainty in Elementary Science with Dr. Eve Manz

 

Summary:

In this episode, Dr. Eve Manz discusses supporting our students to engage with scientific uncertainty. She discusses ways we can structure our learning environment and questioning techniques to guide our younger students through dealing with scientific uncertainty.

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  • 02:45 - 09:30    What is scientific uncertainty and how can you engage it in your teaching?
  • 11:45 - 15:15    How to support student discourse through uncertainty and disagreement
  • 20:00 - 24:30    Being comfortable with uncertainty and seeing it from your students' perspectives
  • 26:10 - 33:10   Lessons learned from developing new science curriculum
  • 35:45 - 36:50   Assessment practices in science 

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