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Episode 031: Model Based Inquiry with Todd Campbell PhD

 

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 Summary:

Todd Campbell shares with us successful strategies and resources to use when implementing model based inquiry in your NGSS classroom. He describes ways to guide students through the sense making process. Check out the show notes below for links to unit templates with this framework as well as other useful resources mentioned in the show.

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  • 02:15 - 06:30    Developing structures for NGSS instruction
  • 06:45 - 14:00    Telling and interactive direct instruction
  • 14:10 - 16:40    Discourse strategies in the classroom
  • 17:00 - 28:00    Addressing "errors" or "misconceptions" in student models
  • 28:30 - 35:00    Assessment and grading for model-based inquiry
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Episode 030: Gather, Reason, Communicate with Kenneth Huff

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In this episode, Margaret talks with a member of the NGSS writing team, Kenneth Huff. Kenneth clears up two common myths about NGSS and shares with us a useful lesson planning strategy called Gather, Reason, and Communicate.

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  • 03:00 - 09:00   How traditional scientific inquiry is different than NGSS 3D teaching
  • 09:00 - 11:00   Transitioning inquiry-based lessons to NGSS lessons
  • 11:40 - 17:15   Reconsidering whether the NGSS standards "limit" what's taught
  • 18:10 - 21:55   Memorizing science vocabulary vs engaging scientific phenomena
  • 22:00 - 26:45   Gather, Reason, and Communicate (GRC)
  • 27:00 - 33:45   Key attributes of a GRC lesson 
  • 34:00 - 36:00   Going 3D with...
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Episode 029: NGSS Storylines, Vocabulary, and More with Jason Crean, MS Bio, EdD

 

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Summary:

Our guest today, Jason Crean, PhD shares with us the powerful impacts NGSS storylines have on student learning. He share what works in a NGSS high school classroom shares many resources for teachers such as where to get high quality NGSS aligned units.

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  • 02:00 - 08:00   Common teacher misconceptions about NGSS
  • 08:30 - 09:45   Front-loading vocabulary vs a 'Less is More' strategy
  • 10:15 - 16:00   Training teachers in NGSS storylines + storyline examples
  • 16:15 - 21:45   Three-dimensional assessment with NGSS
  • 22:00 - 24:30   NGSS in the eyes of administrators
  • 25:00 - 30:45   Resources for implementing + adjusting NGSS storylines
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Episode 028: Integrating Crosscutting Concepts into 3D Learning with Sarah J. Fick PhD

 

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Meet Sarah J. Fick, PhD. Sarah works with a team of researchers to develop curriculum materials that support learning environments focused on using the crosscutting concepts and science and engineering practices to support students knowledge building of science and engineering disciplinary core ideas. In this episode, we talk about 3 roles of CCC in 3D learning.

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  • 08:00 - 12:00   Thinking about how disciplinary core ideas and cross-cutting concepts intersect + an example using systems and watersheds
  • 12:15 - 14:45   Explicitly teaching cross-cutting concepts
  • 15:00 - 22:20   How cross-cutting concepts appear in conceptual models + highlighting student understanding in their models
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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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 Show Highlights

  • 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
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Episode 026: Math in the NGSS Classroom with John Russell

 

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John Russell is a Research Associate at Math ƒor America and instrumental in supporting research-practice partnerships that bolster MƒA’s efforts to encourage its model nationally. John discusses the powerful collaboration between science and math educators that is taking place in the Math for America program in New York and shares with us their model.

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  • 02:00 - 03:30   What is Math for America?
  • 03:30 - 05:15   How does Math for America work?
  • 05:30 - 12:30   How math and science teachers collaborate through Math for America
  • 15:30 - 17:30   An example of math and science teachers collaborating around the standard of precision
  • 18:15 - 23:30 ...
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Episode 025: Meet a Clinical Psychologist: Sarah Victor

 

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In this episode, we meet clinical psychologist, Sarah Victor. She explains what a clinical psychologist does, and how it differs from other types of psychologists and other mental health professionals like social workers & psychiatrists. Sarah describes her research on non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicide. She is interested in identifying the between-persons factors that increase risk for these problems, as well as within-persons factors that contribute to short-term changes in self-harm risk in daily life.

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  • 02:00 - 05:30   Sarah's research on self-injury, suicide and adolescents
  • 07:00 - 12:00   How clinical psychologists differ from other mental health professionals
  • 12:00 - 15:30   Skills needed to be...
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Episode 024: Improving Photosynthesis with Dr. Steven Burgess

 

 

 

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Meet plant biologist, Dr. Steven Burgess. In this episode Dr. Burgess talks about his research in improving photosynthesis to increase crop yields. He also tells us about important skills needed to be a scientist which he believes are important skills for everyone. Are we teaching these skills in our NGSS classrooms? You’ll have to listen to find out!

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  • 02:30 - 08:25    Learn about Steven's work with the RIPE lab
  • 06:30 - 11:45    Computational modeling and genetic modification
  • 12:15 - 13:30    How does this impact global warming? 
  • 15:30 - 19:00    How Steven got involved with this research
  • 19:30 - 23:55    Chlorophyll and light absorption
  • 24:30 - 29:30    Skills Steven thinks students need to pursue careers in...
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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
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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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