Unit 5: Using the NGSS to guide curriculum.

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College Biology Curriculum and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

“…learning about science and engineering involves integration of the knowledge of scientific explanations (i.e., content knowledge) and the practices needed to engage in scientific inquiry and engineering design. Thus the framework seeks to illustrate how knowledge and practice must be intertwined in designing learning experiences in K–12 science education.”

(2011). A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas. (p. 11). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13165

Using the NGSS to guide curriculum


Over the last four units you have explored the philosophies behind the Next Generation Science Standards and analyzed and discussed their three dimensions: Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and Science and Engineering Practices.

For our fifth and final unit you will apply what you have learned and develop a ready-to-deploy learning activity or assignment.

Complete the learning objective design you have been working towards over the last two units. Submit your design as a Wiki entry. Your submission should provide a complete examination of how your chosen objective aligns with each of the three dimensions of the Next Generation of Science Standards. Once you have uploaded your Wiki entry take a moment to review your colleagues’ work. You never know just how many great ideas we have until we put them all together!

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