Hawker Brownlow Education

Introducing Teachers and Administrators to the NGSS: A Professional Development Facilitator’s Guide

Author: Eric Brunsell, Deb M Kneser, Kevin J Niemi

Availability: In Stock

Code: NST9204

ISBN: 9781760019204

No of Pages: 262

Publish date: 02/06/2016

Price: $49.95


If you’re charged with helping educator achieve the vision
of the new science standards, this is the professional development resource you
need. This book is chock-full of activities and useful advice for guiding
teachers and administrators as they put standards into practice in the classroom.

Written by three experts in professional development for
science teachers, Introducing Teachers and Administrators to the NGSS

  • introduces the vocabulary, structure and conceptual shifts of the

  • explores the three dimensions of the Framework – science and engineering
    practices, crosscutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas – and how they are
    integrated in the NGSS

  • provides classroom case studies of instructional approaches for
    students challenged by traditional science teaching

  • covers curricular decisions involving course mapping designing
    essential questions and performance assessments, and using the NGSS to plan
    units of instruction

  • examines the connections between the NGSS and the Common Core
    State Standards

  • offers advice for getting past common professional development
    sticking points and finding further resources.

Given the widespread changes in today’s education
landscape, teachers and administrators may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of
putting new standards into practice. If you are a science specialist,
curriculum coordinator or instructional coach who provides professional
development, you will find this collection immensely helpful for heading off “initiative
fatigue”, whether in an individual school or throughout a region.