Training for Next Generation Science Standards??
I went to a state introduction (MSU) with 900 other science educators. The standards, activities, planning, lessons seemed overwhelming, time-consuming and daunting. The leaders of the conference stressed that this was just an intro., and that we needed a great deal more training in order to use these national standards. They told us it would take a large amount of time to plan for each unit. Every teacher in my group was either blown away, confused or just discounted the idea of beginning a new set of standards and benchmarks.
Science does not have "Common Core." Next Gen SS is it - for national standards. I like using PBL and student-led learning and each year I update my learning with classes and/or conferences. I am told I need to start implementing Next Gen in my lessons by next year by admin.
I would welcome any ideas for training, especially online, videos, webinars... and by the way, have any of you begun using this to plan your units/lessons?
- Science / Other
- Pre K-12
- Common Core / Planning