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Today's guest, Vince Mancuso, Ed.D., 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. He developed and shaped Phenomena-Driven Inquiry and the POQIE model through fifteen years of extensive research and field-testing that began with his Master’s work, carried through his doctoral studies, and continued through several years of post-doctoral action research.
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Episode #004 Summary
(1:00) So without further ado, here is Jen Gutierrez. Welcome, Jen. Thank you for coming on to our show today. Will you tell us a little bit about yourself?
(2:00) Jen tells us about working on the NGSS writing team specifically on the Life Science team and Appendix D.
(3:00) How did Jen get involved in that process?
(4:00) Jen’s incredible “aha!” moment when she first reads the drafts of the Framework (the foundation of NGSS).
(7:53) Jen tells us about her go-to NGSS resources.
(11:34) What are some of the misconceptions that you (Jen) might still be seeing that teachers might have about the NGSS?
(22:08) Jen discusses Engineering is Elementary
(34:39) Jen gives some final words of wisdom and more resources!