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Next Steps for the Next Generation Science Standards

The National Research Council’s K-12 Framework for Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards are designed to drive dramatic rethinking and improvement of science education for all students in the United States. Now decisions at the district, state, and federal levels will determine whether the new standards will promote substantive improvement…..Five other state actions will enable […]

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Give Us Back Our Time!

Give us back our time! Elementary school children need more time to learn as scientists, social scientists and artists…..I call upon literacy educators to advocate to give us back our time. I urge parents to demand that school leaders and policy makers give us back our time. Published on the Huffington Post, October 10, 2012 […]

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Next Generation Science Standards: Generating a Wave or a Ripple?

“Taken together, the framework and science standards have the potential to generate a wave of improvement, but only if we prevent their promise from crashing on the rocky shores of high-stakes, all-purpose testing………..Decisions about high-stakes assessment of science and engineering will determine whether the new standards generate a wave of improvement or just another ripple […]

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The Reflective Assessment Technique

The Article, Published in Science and Children, December 2009, discusses the power of formative assessment to drive students’ science learning.   December 2009 Methods_ReflectiveAssessmentTechnique Reprinted with permission.

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