Episode 074: Resources for Conducting NGSS Aligned Professional Development

Lori Henrickson works at the curriculum level in her district in Nevada and is the state science teachers association executive director. On this episode, she shared her approach to NGSS-focused professional development and outlined for us how she conducted her sessions.

This past year, she focused on three main goals: student assessment, building relationships and connections between scientists and teachers, and identifying phenomena. Lori shared with us some helpful professional development resources to navigate through NGSS curriculum development.

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Episode 052: Lesson Study & NGSS with Dr. Sharon Dotger


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Have you participated in a Lesson Study? Briefly, lesson study is teacher-led research in which a group of  teachers work together to target an identified area of focus. Using existing student work and evidence, teachers collaboratively research, plan, teach and observe a, revise and share the results of a single class lesson. Dr. Sharon Dotger tells us the benefits and the protocol of Lesson Study. It’s one of the BEST professional learning experiences I ever participated in. Check it out!

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Show Highlights

  • 05:00 - 13:00    Introduction to Dr. Dotger & Lesson Study
  • 13:30 - 22:00    How to choose a topic for your Lesson Study in NGSS
  • 22:15 - 30:00    Moving from your research theme...
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