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Next Generation Science Standards Resources

Below are a variety of resources on the NGSS to support educators in the implementation of the new state science standards.  

NGSS Basics

Foundations of NGSS

NGSS Appendices

Supporting Publications/Articles

Websites

Videos

Charts/Posters

Advocacy and Communication

Implementation

Professional Development

INTEGRATING PRACTICES ONLINE MODULE: To access the modules and associated resources, log into RIDEmap and select the link to the Integrating Practices Online Modules on the right side of the page.  If you do not have access to RIDEmap, please contact your district or enter a helpdesk ticket. 

Curriculum Development

SAMPLE NGSS CURRICULUM MODELS


Building a Strong Foundation RI Model Science Curriculum


Curriculum Development

  • Bundling the NGSS — Achieve developed sample bundles of PEs for all levels as well as great tools like the Example Bundle Guide for learning about the bundling process in curriculum development. 
  • Teachers Try Science — Sample environmental science lessons, some evaluated and revised using the EQuIP rubric
  • Ambitious Science Teaching While not explicitly designed around the NGSS, the site presents a vision of ambitious science instruction that “aims to support students of all backgrounds to deeply understand science ideas, participate in the activities of the discipline, and solve authentic problems.”
  • Next Generation Science Storylines: Excellent site with sample coherent units of instruction based on an anchoring phenomenon and developed around a storyline; all levels; expert team led by Brian Reiser
  • Curriculum Materials Make a Difference for Next Generation Science Learning -- Research article that identifies the importance of good curriculum materials and professional learning for teachers

Phenomena

Course Mapping

NGSS Alignment Tools

  • EQuIP Rubric 3.0: Along with Facilitation Tools (aligned with EQuIP 2.0 currently)
  • NGSS Lesson Screener: Quicker screening tool with 6 criteria to do an initial evaluation of a lesson for NGSS alignment
  • Primary Evaluation Of Essential Criteria For Alignment (PEEC) -- Draft of a tool by Achieve that can be used to evaluate a comprehensive science, kit-based instructional materials, textbooks, or textbook series to determine the degree to which they align with the NGSS

Engineering

Integration of Technology

Project-Based Learning and NGSS

Assessment

Reports and Articles

Sample NGSS Assessments

Common Core Connections

Diversity and Equity

Instructional Resources

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