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  • 27 Sep 2020 9:15 AM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    "Keep Teaching Science! Successful Strategies to Adapt K–12 Science Experiences for Distance Learning"  is a document developed by WestEd (taking over to Achieve to support NGSS). 

    Anchored in the vision of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and A Framework for K-12 Science Education, a new NextGenScience resource highlights ways materials designed for in-person NGSS learning can be adapted for virtual or at-home settings while maintaining or enhancing best practices.

    Keep Teaching Science Document 

     

    Keep Teaching Science Webinar


  • 27 Sep 2020 9:12 AM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    During the sudden crisis of the COVID-19 global pandemic, CSSS members embarked on a collective effort to develop guidance and support structures through the Community Projects Initiative which aimed to address the immediate and long-term need of the membership and greater science education community.

    CSSS Community Projects

  • 27 Sep 2020 9:07 AM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    "The COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in widespread and ongoing changes to how the K55 education system functions, including disruptions to science teaching and learning environments. Students and teachers are all figuring out how to do schooling differently, and districts and states are working overtime to reimagine systems and processes. This is difficult and stressful work in the middle of the already stressful and sometimes traumatic backdrop of the global pandemic. In addition, students with disabilities, students of color, immigrants, English learners, and students from under-resourced communities have been disproportionately affected, both by the pandemic itself and by the resulting instructional shifts."

    See the new book from the National Academies Press (NAP) "Teaching K-12 Science and Engineering During a Crisis".  You can download a FREE PDF on the NAP website linked below. 

    Teaching K-12 Science and Engineering in a Crisis

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