The Current State of Science Education - NGSNavigators Podcast

We are bursting with excitement about all the new things happening with NGS Navigators. As you may already know, NGS Navigators is now part of a nonprofit organization called The Margaret O’Sullivan STEM Foundation, Inc., which is dedicated to honoring the work and legacy of the founder of NGS Navigators.

With the changes comes exciting news, including the official launch of the podcast, with several new episodes coming soon.

This week's podcast is one to tune in for. Our board members, Dr. Todd Campbell, Jen Gutierrez, and Wanda Bryant introduce our new host of the podcast, Tamashi Hettiarachchi. Join us as we get to know our new host and for a lively and thought-provoking discussion on issues that affect us all in and out of the classroom. 

We are thrilled to have our wonderful host Tamashi on board and look forward to many new and exciting conversations to bring to you.

**Here is a link to the article mentioned in the episode: Army Ants and Their Guests


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Episode 036: Meet a 6th Grade NGSS Teacher: Gillian Luévano

 

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Summary:

Gillian Luévano shares with us her experiences with implementing NGSS in her 6th grade science classroom. Like many teachers, she has been putting together her NGSS lessons from a variety of sources. Gillian describes what has worked, what hasn’t worked, and what’s in the works for complete NGSS implementation. The resources she has found most useful and engaging for her students are linked in the shownotes below.

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Show Highlights

  • 03:00 - 05:00    Introduction to Gillian's teaching history
  • 05:00 - 12:30    Gillian's 5-year journey with teaching NGSS including lab examples and student struggles
  • 12:30 - 16:30    Argument-Directed Inquiry (ADI) and National Geographic certification
  • 16:30 - 19:50   ...
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