Watching some amazing finishes in the Boston Marathon today inspired me to provide an update about my recent visit to Boston for the 2014 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference April 3-6.
A lot of fun, a lot of learning, a lot of new contacts and a ton of walking sum up my trip! I got to experience swimming with whale sharks while watching the Journey to the South Pacific IMAX film at the New England Aquarium, get a personalized look at my innards in the extensive Hall of Human Life at the Boston Museum of Science, run along the waterfront and even see the show of support for the victims of the recent fires. Incredible.
My experiences over a four-day period at the conference provided me incredible new insight about and understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards. I attended a daylong seminar that examined in depth how the three dimensions of the standards (Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and Crosscutting Concepts) combine to support each Performance Expectation.
Armed with the most up to date understanding and tools, I am extremely qualified to take on your project aligning and adapting existing materials to strongly meet NGSS or developing rich, new curriculum that meets the NGSS. Please contact me if you have a project involving the NGSS!
A few helpful NGSS tools for you: