It seems like we have been talking about the Next Generation Science Standards for close to ten years now. Wisconsin’s new science standards have been out for just over a year. How far along is your district in providing the level of instruction called for in these new standards? Have you looked at updating your instructional materials?
We think it’s NextGen TIME! The Einstein Project is partnering with the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers to find districts that are ready to move the needle when it comes to professional learning on NGSS and the successful selection and implementation of new instructional resources. This process was developed in collaboration with the K-12 Alliance at WestEd, BSCS, and Achieve, Inc.
Specifically, NextGen TIME will:
Districts will assemble teams of teachers and administrators to take the lead and bring information for decision making back to their districts.
District teams will conduct the Prepare & Prescreen processes to determine their readiness and determine which instructional materials they wish to review.
District teams will participate in a three-day workshop to learn the NextGen TIME process for conducting the in-depth Paperscreen to make evidence-based decisions about which programs to Pilot.
District teams will participate in a ½ day workshop to prepare for the Pilot. Piloting will include teaching one unit from each program still under consideration.
District teams will share all instructional material review data to help inform others using the NextGen TIME process.
Districts teams will each make their own independent, evidence-based decisions about which instructional materials to adopt. They will then Plan strategies for a successful implementation.
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