Next Generation Science Standards Public Release II January 18, 2012 Lesley Merritt Virginia Rhame Goals for the day . . . • What questions will we not be able to answer? – Implementation questions---probably the ones you most care about! • Assessment • Specific content at each grade level • Adoption vs. Implementation • The goals for the day. . . – Increase understanding of Framework for K-12 Sci Ed – Collaborate to provide in depth feedback on the second draft of the NGSS – Deepen your understanding of ??? K-12 Science Education Assessment Curricula Instruction Spring 2013 Teacher development 07/2011 ???? Achieve Inc., 2011 3 Three Dimensions Intertwined • The NGSS are written as Performance Expectations • NGSS will require contextual application of the three dimensions by students. Science and Engineering Practices 1. Asking questions (science) and defining problems (engineering) 2. Design and using models 3. Planning and carrying out investigations 4. Analyzing and interpreting data 5. Using mathematics and computational thinking 6. Developing explanations (science) and designing solutions (engineering) 7. Engaging in argument 8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information Crosscutting Concepts 1.Patterns 2.Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation 3.Scale, proportion, and quantity 4.Systems and system models 5.Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation 6.Structure and function 7.Stability and change New Content Appendices have been added to support the NGSS and in response to feedback Appendix A – Conceptual Shifts Appendix B – Responses to May Public Feedback Appendix C – College and Career Readiness Appendix D – All Standards, All Students Appendix E – Disciplinary Core Idea Progressions in the NGSS Appendix F – Science and Engineering Practices in the NGSS Appendix G – Crosscutting Concepts in the NGSS Appendix H – Nature of Science Appendix I – Engineering Design, Technology, and the Applications of Science in the NGSS Appendix J – Model Course Mapping in Middle and High School Appendix K – Connections to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics DCI Progressions (Appendix E) • Access at Lesley’s wiki, www.cmasescience.pbworks.com • Matrix describes the content at each grade band for each disciplinary core idea across K-12. • Helped the NGSS writers ensure progression across grades or grade bands • This progression is for reference only. The full progressions can be seen in the Framework. • This document in no way endorses separating the disciplinary core ideas from the other two dimensions Science and Engineering Practices (Appendix F) Guiding Principles • Students in grades K-12 should engage in all of the eight practices over each grade band. • Practices grow in complexity and sophistication across the grades. • Each practice may reflect science or engineering. • Practices represent what students are expected to do, and are not teaching methods or curriculum. • The eight practices are not separate; they intentionally overlap and interconnect. • Performance expectations focus on some but not all capabilities associated with a practice. Appendix F has a progression matrix for each practice. Crosscutting Concepts (Appendix G) • Meant to give students an organizational structure to understand the world • Helps students make sense of and connect core ideas across disciplines and grade bands • Not intended as additional content • Matrix shows a complete listing of the specific CCC used in the NGSS at K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Nature of Science (Appendix H) • One goal of science education is to help students understand the nature of scientific knowledge. • Four themes extend the scientific and engineering practices and four themes extend the crosscutting concepts. • The matrix describes learning outcomes for the themes at grade bands for K-2, 3-5, middle school, and high school. Nature of Science (Appendix H) Practices Matrix Nature of Science (Appendix H) Crosscutting Concepts Matrix Model Course Pathways (Appendix J) Considerations 1. The model course maps are as much models of process for planning courses and sequences as they are models of end products. 2. The models utilize the foundational ideas and organization of the Framework. 3. All students are expected to accomplish all of the performance expectations (PEs) of the NGSS. 4. The Next Generation Science Standards are student outcomes and are explicitly NOT curriculum. 5. The performance expectations are grade band endpoints. Model Course Pathways - continued (Appendix J) Three model course maps (MS, HS) are included for consideration: 1. Conceptual Progressions Model (6-8 and 9-12) — Course 1, Course 2, and Course 3 are integrated courses 2. Science Domains Model (6-8 and 9-12) — Life Science, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science are courses aligned to the DCI’s of the Framework 3. Modified Science Domains Model (9-12) — Biology, Chemistry, and Physics are courses aligned to DCI’s in traditionally taught courses Closer Look at a Performance Expectation • Performance expectations combine practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts into a single statement of what is to be assessed. • They are not instructional strategies or objectives for a lesson. • Remember that the expectations are what the students need to be able to at the end of that grade. Grade Level and Disciplinary Study Groups Life Science Earth & Space Science Physical Science K-5 2-3 persons 2-3 persons 2-3 persons 6-8 2-3 persons 2-3 persons 2-3 persons 9-12 2-3 persons 2-3 persons 2-3 persons Best-case scenario, but go where you prefer. Feedback Form for Survey Access the NGSS Standards and Survey www.nextgenscience.org Reading the Standards Online • Arranged by DCI or Topic • Pop-ups – Refer back to the Framework – May be turned on or off • Color options Structure of the NGSS Survey Available in two different arrangements by Topic by Disciplinary Core Idea. It is recommended that you take the version of the survey that corresponds to the arrangement of the NGSS that you review. Each version of the survey has three main sections Respondent Information General Survey on ALL K-12 Standards The Science Standards How to Complete the NGSS Survey To complete the survey, follow these five easy steps 1. Register and receive your participation code 2. Complete the Respondent Information (optional) 3. Complete the General Survey on ALL K-12 Standards (optional) 4. Complete the questions on the performance standards 5. Submit your responses Click here register In order to participate in the survey, you do not need to provide feedback on all the standards. You may provide feedback on a single standard, or for as many standards as you would like. Respondent Information and General Survey sections are optional, but we encourage you to complete them. Standards can easily be accessed via the survey's table of contents. NGSS Public Release II/Timeline Goal: To distribute and receive feedback from interested stakeholders; and continue the transparent development process to enable states to be prepared to consider adoption of NGSS The standards opened for review at 2:00 p.m. CST on January 8, 2013. The review period will end on January 29, 2013. The standards and the survey can be accessed at www.nextgenscience.org Final Release – March of 2013 Next Steps in Arkansas Review Draft NGSS and complete survey Continue to teach the Arkansas Science Curriculum Framework Become familiar with the Practices (suggest NSTA Webinars) Begin to incorporate the Practices into your curriculum Participation Survey Please be sure to have all participants submit the participation survey! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NGSS-FPD-Arkansas Discussion Questions? Concerns? Comments?