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NGSNavigators Podcast Encore #6 - Dr. Enrique Suarez

multilingual ngss physics Mar 26, 2020
 

Today we are taking a look back at the NGSNavigators Podcast Ep. 27, featuring Dr. Enrique Suarez.

It is with heavy hearts that we carry forward following the passing of Margaret O'Sullivan, the host of the NGSNavigators Podcast. We invite you to read this statement from Margaret's family and the NGSNavigators staff about the future of the podcast and company.


Enrique Suarez was trained as an astrophysicist before choosing a career in K-5 science education. He joined us back on Episode 27 of the podcast to discuss designing learning environments for elementary-aged emerging multilingual students and gives examples using a NGSS physics lesson in a 3rd grade classroom.

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NGSNavigators Podcast Encore #5 - Dr. Vince Mancuso

 

We are again taking a look back at a great conversation on the NGSNavigators Podcast! Today we're featuring our discussion with guest Vince Mancuso, EdD!

Dr. Vince Mancuso joined us on Episode 6 of the podcast to talk about phenomena-driven inquiry and the research behind the POQIE model.

He has been a middle school science teacher for 20 years. His research focuses on discrepant event phenomena in the science classroom and inquiry-based reform, specifically the development of inquiry-grounded curriculum and effective inquiry practices that enrich traditional classrooms.

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Episode 068: Meet Disease Ecologist Kaylee Arnold

 

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Disease ecologist Kaylee Arnold shares with us her research on kissing bugs, particularly how their gut bacteria and environments impact the transmission of Chagas disease. We also hear why learning through application and research has been so important to her, and how the #BlackandSTEM hashtag has helped her find a community of Black scientists.

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  • 02:30 - 17:00    Introduction to Kaylee and all about her research
  • 17:00 - 18:00    How kissing bugs got their name 
  • 18:00 - 21:00    Science teaching methods that were and weren't helpful for Kaylee
  • 21:00 - 25:00    #BlackandSTEM
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NGSNavigators Podcast Encore #4 - Holly Hereau

 

 

Taking a look back at a great conversation with guest Holly Hereau about NGSS storylines and driving question boards!

Due to some unplanned circumstances, we are unable to provide you with a new episode of the NGSNavigators Podcast this week. But that's okay! It gives us the opportunity to look back and feature an early episode of the podcast that we think you'll love!

Holly Hereau joined us on Episode 9 to discuss insights and strategies for implementing storylines and driving question boards in NGSS.

Holly has been teaching high school science since 2004. In addition to teaching, Holly works as an NGSX facilitator and a Next Generation Science Storylines consultant. Holly was also named the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) 2019 High School Teacher of the Year.

Storylines can be a powerful tool in NGSS classrooms and we were thrilled to have Holly share her knowledge and experience with using them. If you've been considering a deeper dive into NGSS...

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Episode 067: Stem 4 Real with Dr. Leena Bakshi Ed.D

 

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Meet executive director of Stem 4 Real, Dr. Leena Bakshi. She shares with us the growth of Stem 4 Real and the important services they provide, “we realized also that in order for us to really be part of a movement, we wanted to take on professional learning, teacher training school systems, and really look at it in terms of how can we combine instructional curriculum materials, pedagogy, in a way that looks at the intersection of equity and social justice and then robust STEM education at the same time.” Her energy and passion for her work shines through. Be sure to check out the shownotes, and follow Leena on Twitter.

Dr. Bakshi will also be presenting at NSTA in April. Check out the links below for more details. 

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Episode 066: Making Science Thinking Visible K-6 with Steve Addison

 

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Meet Steve Addison, a K-6 science specialist at an elementary school, who's done various workshops with American Modeling Teachers Association and ACS. Steve is here to share his experiences and strategies about guiding students to make their thinking visible. He’s looking to see how students can perform or do science versus regurgitating or reciting certain concepts. Tune in and learn what making thinking visible looks like in K-6. 

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  • 01:30 - 08:00     Introduction to Steve and making science thinking visible in K-2
  • 08:00 - 11:30     An example of making thinking visible for 5th grade
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Episode 065: S.T.E.A.M. Ahead with Beth Topinka

 

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Have you been thinking of incorporating more engineering in your lesson plans--but not sure where to even begin? You’ll love today’s episode with Beth Topinka. She specifically talks about a 5th grade and a 3rd grade engineering project she does with her students. Lots of inspiration here!

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  • 02:00 - 11:30     Introduction to Beth and how she develops STEAM projects, including her favorite 5th grade project on storm surge
  • 11:30 - 18:30     Developing an engineering notebook for students & learning lessons about materials and tests
  • 18:30 - 26:00     Interdisciplinary...
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Episode 064: Diving into NGSS with Spencer Martin

 

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Join our guest today, Spencer Martin, as he candidly shares his NGSS journey from having just a cursory review of NGSS in Texas to 3 years later in Kansas where he is currently a science curriculum instructional coach. Lots of insight on strategies that work (and don’t work) when beginning NGSS implementation.

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  • 01:00 - 06:30     Introduction to Spencer and his background with NGSS
  • 06:30 - 08:30     Resources for and rigor in NGSS curriculum
  • 08:30 - 11:00     Spencer's work as a science curriculum coach
  • 11:00 - 23:30     NGSS implementation struggles and successes
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Episode 063: Question Formulation Technique (QFT) and NGSS with Annika Goodin

 

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Annika shares with us all about the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) create by the Right Question Institute. She walks us through the why and how and then shows us how it can be strategically used with NGSS to become even more engaging and effective. Including how to intentionally use the cross-cutting concepts. Lots of practical inspiring strategies shared here. All links and resources mentioned can be found in the shownotes.

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  • 01:00 - 04:30     Introduction to Annika and Question Formulation Technique (QFT)
  • 04:30 - 11:30     How QFT works
  • 11:30 - 14:00     Examples of QFT in the classroom
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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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  • 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...
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