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3 Strategies Science Classrooms Can Adopt From Innovation Companies
How to Avoid a One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Professional Development
Maximize Your Professional Development by Making It Ongoing
3 Steps to Make Sure Your Professional Development Supports Teachers as they Implement NGSS
4 Features of All NGSS-Designed (Not Just Aligned) Curriculum
Simple Ways to Promote Your School's Vision
Concrete Ways to Maximize Your NGSS Implementation
5 Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them When Implementing NGSS in the Classroom
How to Combat Churn When Implementing NGSS
Breaking Down the Cost of NGSS Implementation
Why Time on Learning Matters When Implementing NGSS
7 Principles of Effective Next Generation Science Implementation
KnowAtom's New Interactive Supports Teachers in Next Gen STEM Education
Surfing STEM with ScienceWorks!
Exploring STEM on a Carnival Cruise with ScienceWorks!
Explore How Trash Becomes Electricity with STEM in ScienceWorks!
Designing Classrooms for Next Generation Science and Engineering Success
Differences Between Next Generation “Aligned” vs. Designed
Habits of Mind and the Classroom Experience
How 5E’s Become Non-Linear & Iterative
Making More Effective Use of the 5E instructional model under NGSS
Does Phenomena-Led Teaching and Learning Fit the Old K-W-L Chart?
Connecting Phenomena with the Nature of Science & Engineering
Traditional Versus Next Generation Models of Instruction
What is the 5E Instructional Model?
Introduction to the 5E Instructional Model
STEM Crossover: Where ELA & Math Meet Science
The Student Inquiry Experience
STEM and the Four Levels of Readiness
What Is The STEM Cycle?
A New Definition of Effective STEM Instruction
NGSS And K-12: Supporting The Shift With Effective Resources
When Art and NGSS Meet Common Core: Math & ELA
New Practices and New Processes in STEM Instruction
A Three-Legged Stool of Standards
The STEM Cycle: A Cycle of Innovation
Science & Engineering: Concept-to-Concept, Concept-to-Self, and Concept-to-World Connections
The Connection Between Phenomena & Standardized Testing
Differences in Phenomena: Early Elementary, Elementary, and Middle School
What Comprises a Lesson?
Implementing Phenomena Within Lesson and Unit Flow
Anchor vs. Investigative Phenomena
Phenomena: Connections to PBL and Hands-On Inquiry
What does a Phenomena-Centered Classroom and Curriculum Look Like?
Three-Dimensional Performance Expectations
What Are Phenomena?
Latest eBook: Using Science Anchor Phenomena Effectively
Using Full Release of Responsibility as a Tool for Mastery
Building a Framework of Concept Knowledge Using Science & Engineering Practices
Timeline for the Full Release of Responsibility
Aiming for Mastery Readiness
Performance in Three Dimensions
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective K-8 Science Teachers: Starting with "Why"
Believing in Students' Words, Thoughts and Actions
The Growth Mindset
The Culture of Grit
Giving Immediate Helpful Feedback as Coach Not Expert
Traditional vs. Next Generation Standards and Pedagogy
A Next Generation Approach to Time and Resources
Should Teachers Be Gatekeepers or Coaches?
The Nature of Science and Engineering Under NGSS
Proof: Rigor with KnowAtom Get Results
Setting Accurate Expectations About Effort and Deliberate Practice
Creating an Environment Where Challenge Exceeds Skill
What Is Reasonable for Science Implementation and Sustainability?
How to Transition from 7-Year Textbook Adoptions to a Yearly Science Budget K-12
The Drawback of DIY Science Curriculum
Estimating the Time & Cost of New Science Standards
How the Release of Responsibility Timeline Plays Into Science
Are You Testing Your Next Gen Science Materials?
Next Gen Science Curriculum Development Process
What to Expect in Next Gen Science Curriculum Development
Using Science Time-On-Learning Well
More Than a Task: Learning STEM
What Should We Budget for Time-On-Learning?
Planning for Grit and Growth
Grit is a Culture
Purposeful Instruction to Encourage Grit and Rigor
Encouraging Grit: Warm, Demanding, Authoritative — But Not Authoritarian
Designing Curriculum to Instill Grit in Students
The Difference Between Entertainment and Engagement
Fixed Mindset Versus Growth Mindset
Classroom Challenges Create Career Readiness
Activities That Encourage Grit
Promoting Student Effort & Success With Goals
What is Science and Engineering Proficiency?
Psychological Awareness & Next Gen Education in the Classroom
STEM as a Cycle
Grit in the Classroom
Determination + Direction = Grit
KnowAtom Interview with iRobot CEO Colin Angle
Success, Higher Order Thinking Skills and Grit
Defining What Matters
Communicating Among Tribes
Understand Your Tribes
How to Approach Creating a Next Generation Classroom from Kindergarten On
What We Do In Classrooms Matters
Core Beliefs Unite Teams
Why Does School, Our School, My Classroom… Exist?
From "I Do, We Do, You Do" to "You Do, We Do, I Do"
Effective STEM Instruction Defined
The Growth Mindset Classroom: A Place for Validation or Challenge?
The Difference Between Growth and Fixed Mindset with NGSS
How to Introduce the Scientific and Engineering Process K-12
Evidence Statements: The Result of Classroom Experience
Applying ELA to Scientific or Engineering Explanations
STEAM, The Arts as Engineered Communication
The Next Generation Model of STEM Instruction
The Traditional Model of Science Instruction
Claim-Evidence-Reasoning in the Context of K-12 Science and Engineering
Science and Engineering Practices in NGSS
Differentiating Between Science and Engineering
Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle, CEO of Ixcela, Talks Microbiomes and Women in STEM
What is the Relationship Between Schools and Neighborhoods?
How Should School Quality Be Measured?
Jennifer Berkshire: Five Key Debates
Many California Classrooms Slow to Adapt Science Curriculum
What Should the Relationship Be Between Charter Schools and District Schools?
Oregon to Align Science Testing in Next Generation OAKS
What is the Purpose of School?
Next Generation of Misinformation Connect Missouri Blogger & California Science Parent
New Jersey Educators Focus Summer on Fall Science Implementation
Embracing Vermont's New Science Standards
Illinois Science Educators Recognize Need for New Unified Curriculum
New Michigan Science Standards Change How Classrooms Teach Science
New Alabama Science Standards a Resource for A+ Curriculum
Classroom Resources Ready for New Arkansas Science Standards
Delaware Science Classrooms Align to New Standards, Testing Lags
Classrooms Prepare to Align with New Connecticut Science Standards
DC First in the Nation Testing Next Generation Science Classroom
New West Virginia Science Standards: Mining for Uncertainty
Kentucky's New Science Standards Inspiring Resources for Students and Teachers
Classrooms to Reflect New Hawaii Science Standards
Court Rejects Challenge to New Kansas Science Standards
Data Results: Urban Schools in Massachusetts' Lynn District Try the Next Gen Science Approach
Releasing Responsibility for an Effective Student Learning Experience
Building Curriculum that Prepares Students for Careers in STEM
Effective Curriculum Helps Students to Learn as Scientists & Engineers
Defining Effective STEM Instruction
Closed-Loop Communication: Key for Successful Transition to NGSS
Critical Milestones for the Release of Responsibility in an NGSS Classroom
Steps to Create a Science Inquiry Environment in an NGSS Classroom
What Student Science Test Data Represents
Next Generation Science Standards Could Refocus Standardized Testing
Resources for Alignment: Primary Evaluation of Essential Criteria (PEEC) and EQuIP Rubric
Acheiving True Next Gen Science Resource Alignment
Traditional vs. Next Generation Models of Instruction
Dr. Stephen Immerman: Where Art, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Connect as STEAM
Redefining "Museum": A Fireside Chat with Dr. Carol Tang of the Children's Creativity Museum
Why a STEM Career? A Conversation with KnowAtom Alum Joshua Lederman
STEM Squared Summit Guest Innovator: Corky Newcomb
STEM Squared Summit Guest Innovator: Dr. Beth Marcus
STEM Squared Summit Guest Innovator: Jim Starkey
STEM Squared Summit Guest Innovator: Lewis Athanas
STEM Squared Summit Guest Innovator: Mark Gelfand
Sean O'Reilly, Innovator in 3D Printing, Talks STEM Innovation
Making the Change to Next Generation Science Standards: Scott Morrison
Video Game Innovator & Entrepreneur Vicky Wu-Davis Talks about STEM
5 Key Pivots Required to Meet the Goals of NGSS
The Innovation of STEM Readiness Levels
NGSS as a Hallmark Innovation in Science Instruction
Leading Effectively: Recovering from Mistakes, Closing Communication Loops & De-Escalation
Are School Leaders Tribal Leaders?
Defining What Matters: How We Go About Our Work as Teachers
Questioning Value: Why Your School Exists & Why Teaching Matters
The NEW Definition of Effective STEM Instruction
The Role of Students, Teachers, & Content Under Next Generation Science Standards
How Closed-Loop Communication Helps Teaching and Learning Science
Understanding What the NGSS Are Asking For
Student-Centered Instruction: Central to the Next Generation Science Classroom
The Difference Between Standards and Curriculum in 3 Dimensions
What Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Really Are
Overlap with Common Core ELA & Math
Science and Engineering Practices
A Brief History of Next Generation Science Standards
How to Avoid the Public Backlash with NGSS that Happened With Common Core
Communication in School Tribal Cultures
An Introduction to Tribal Leadership, Part 2
An Introduction to Tribal Leadership, Part 1
Massachusetts Adopts Next Generation of Science, Technology, and Engineering Standards for K-12
NGSS Standards and NGSS Curriculum
5 Key Things to Look For When Analyzing STEM Tasks
The Importance of Student Planning in STEM Instruction
Student Readiness: Establishing Background Knowledge
Students Learning as Scientists and Engineers
In the Know: Why Science and Engineering Practices Matter
Developing Curriculum for the Next Generation Classroom
Was STEAM Involved in Picasso's Guernica?
Making Sense of the 3 Dimensions of NGSS
Young Americans in STEM: From Recession to Optimism
Expanding the Maker Movement with STEM
New Approaches in STEM Instruction Change What Students Learn
Where do NGSS and ELA Standards Intersect?
Questioning the Need for Next Generation Science Standards
One Child Shares His Passion for STEM and Life
Student's Perspective: What's Missing in the K-12 STEM Classroom?
Are You Modeling a STEM Mindset?
STEM that Competes with the Street
Comeback Cities: How STEM can boost the economic recovery
Expanding community schools through STEM
Using STEM to Unlock the Potential of Rural Classrooms
Girls and Women in STEM: Enhancing Equality and Opportunity
Cultivating a STEM Learning Ecosystem
Why is Alignment More Difficult with Next Generation Science Standards?
Help Wanted: How to Onboard Parents Early with STEM
Where can philanthropy make a difference in STEM education?
7 Habits of Highly Effective STEM Teachers
Should Every Student Learn STEM?
5 Reasons Inquiry Science in Schools Gets the Best Results
5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore STEM Curriculum
What Should I Look for in a Quality STEM Curriculum?
4 Things Steve Jobs Can Teach Us About Inquiry-Based Learning
16 Questions You Should Always Ask Before Buying a STEM Curriculum
9 Things You Should Know About Next Generation Science Standards
STEM Grants for Teachers: Where Can I Find Them and How Do I Apply?
8 Things About Inquiry-Based Learning You May Not Have Known
6 Tips for a Better 5th Grade Science Curriculum
3 Ways the Common Core Meltdown Can Help Your NGSS Implementation
7 Ways Science Classes Will Change This Year Because of NGSS
STEM Industry Wants Employees Who Can Think
How to Spot a Teacher in the Grocery Store
Tech for Teachers: Hour of Code
What Can American Science Teachers Learn from "Smarter" Countries?
5 Tips to Prepare for Your First Classroom Observation
Tech for Teachers: Better Presentations With Prezi
7 Common Lab Accidents (And How to Avoid Them)
Explore the 3 Dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards
Managing Expectations: How to Bring Parents Back to Reality
7 Tips For Successful Small Group Student Lab Work
3 Ways Next Generation Science Standards are Different
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