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Casey Trees is looking for middle school science teachers to pilot test new NGSS integrated lessons with their students beginning Fall of 2016. The program provides ready-to-use lessons that teach children about the benefits of trees and includes professional development for teachers. The goal is to create lessons that are both easy to use, effective teaching mechanisms and link directly to the Engineering, Technology and Applications of Science (ETS) Design Standards within NGSS. We are interested in learning how adaptable, easy to use and effective the lessons are in teaching to the new standards so that we can continue to improve on them. We will be conducting two rounds of pilot testing with the hope of expanding the lessons geographically in Fall 2016.
If you are interested in participating please complete the form below and we will be in contact with you in the coming weeks.
Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards have been developed that are rich in content and practice and arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally-benchmarked science education. The NGSS are based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council.
The 26 lead state partners provided guidance and addressed issues for states in order to ease the implementation and adoption of the standards.
Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas are combined to form each of the standards.
Each set of performance expectations is connected to Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts.