Episode 043: Starting the Kindergarten School Year with NGSS with Kaia Tomokiyo

kindergarten modelling ngss Aug 14, 2019

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NGSS kindergarten teacher, Kaia Tomokiyo, shares how she dives into NGSS with her students at the beginning of the school year. She provides specific examples from the unit she starts with and discusses how she creates a culture of learning using talk moves and modelling. Perfect for getting you ready for the upcoming school year!

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  • 01:30 - 06:30    Introduction to Kaia and how she starts the school year with NGSS
  • 06:30 - 15:30    Strategies for practicing modeling with kindergartners
  • 15:30 - 19:00    How Kaia fits science instruction into the school week
  • 19:30 - 25:00    Redirecting student ideas during discussion
  • 25:00 - 27:30    Using hand signs and other tactics to include all...
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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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