Grade 1-5 NGSS Phase 1 Units

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    Smithsonian's Resources

           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

  • Carolina Science Online

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

Our Strategy to Implement and Sustain 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 kits, evaluated their alignemnet with the NGSS adn other critical criteria.

    Master Trainers and Apprentice Trainers collaborated to develop implementation 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!

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