Grade 1-5 NGSS Phase 1 Units

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    about each unit and
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           First Grade
    How Can We Send a Message Using Sound?

         Second Grade
    How Can We Stop Soil From Washing Away?

          Third Grade

    How Can We Protect Animals When Their Habitat Changes?

         Fourth Grade

    How Can We Provide energy to Peoples Homes? book cover
     
           Fifth Grade

    How Can We Provide Freshwater to those In Need?

Digital Resources for NGSS Phase 1 Units

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    • Teacher Guide
    • Resources created by colleagues (Bookmarks)
    • Student Activity Books
    • Student Readers
    • Blackline Masters for activities

Our Strategy to Select and Implement NGSS "Phase 1" Units

  • The transition to NGSS Phase 1 started in January, 2018.

    Teacher Leaders and Master Trainers were trained in the use of NGSS Screening tools.

    They piloted the new units, evaluated their alignment with the NGSS and other critical criteria.

    Master Trainers and Apprentice Trainers collaborated to design training content for Science Co-op teachers.

    Six hour kit trainings were facilitated by Science Co-op Master Trainers assisted by Apprentice Trainers.

    Some training was delivered in Districts to leverage Professional Development days.

    422 teachers received training at sessions held at ESD 105 and in Districts during the 2018-19 school year!

    4 Apprentice Trainers have developed into Master Trainers to help scale future teacher professional learning for other new kits.