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Building Cognitive Skills: Thinking Moves for a Classroom or Remote Learning Environment
How to Take KnowAtom Lessons Remote
Facilitating Productive Discussions: Tools for the Classroom or Remote Learning
How to Navigate Remote Learning: Tips and Tools from a Veteran Teacher
Do teachers have a new role in the NGSS classroom?
New Resource Helps Teachers Make 3-Dimensional Science Assessments
New Report Focuses on Science Time on Learning
How to Create a Culture of Thinking in the K-8 Science Classroom
Concrete Ways to Ask Students Better Questions
How To Ask Questions that Lead to More Engaged Students
The “Art of Teaching NGSS”: How Phenomena and a Culture of Learning Impact Student Engagement
Iraqi Teachers Adopt KnowAtom to Create a Next Generation Science Experience for IDP Students K-8
How Does Professional Development Shape Culture?
Instructional Leadership is Essential for a Successful NGSS Implementation
What Does a Successful K12 NGSS Implementation Look Like?
Why is Culture Key to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards?
How to Incorporate Formative Assessment Into Your Next Generation Science Lesson
3 Features Shared by All Next Generation Formative Assessments
Why Are Formative Assessments Essential to Effective Next Generation Science Instruction?
How Do Formative Assessments Benefit Elementary and Middle School Students?
5 Concrete Steps to Ensure Students Are Making Deep Connections
7 Expectations You Should Set for a Genuine Socratic Dialogue
Lawrence Public Schools Sees Uptick in Science Performance Among English Learners
How to Get Students to Participate in Socratic Dialogue
5 Features of All Socratic Dialogues
Why is Socratic Dialogue So Important in a Next Generation Science Classroom?
3 Key Takeaways from Achieve’s New Alignment Claims Resource
3 Key Features of Next Generation-DESIGNED Science Curriculum
Three Years In, Science Program in the Kurdish Region of Iraq Yields Positive Results
5 Steps to Use Science Phenomena More Effectively in Your Classroom
How to Use Phenomena to Develop NGSS Practices in the Classroom
3 Ways Phenomena Transform Science Classrooms
7 Habits of Highly Effective STEM Teachers
5 Reasons Inquiry Science in Schools Gets the Best Results
STEM Grants for Teachers: Where Can I Find Them and How Do I Apply?
STEM Industry Wants Employees Who Can Think
Help Wanted: How to Onboard Parents Early with STEM
Should Every Student Learn STEM?
Why is Alignment More Difficult with Next Generation Science Standards?
5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore STEM Curriculum
Girls and Women in STEM: Enhancing Equality and Opportunity
3 Strategies Science Classrooms Can Adopt From Innovation Companies
Using STEM to Unlock the Potential of Rural Classrooms
Comeback Cities: How STEM can boost the economic recovery
STEM that Competes with the Street
Are You Modeling a STEM Mindset?
One Child Shares His Passion for STEM and Life
Where do NGSS and ELA Standards Intersect?
Expanding the Maker Movement with STEM
How to Avoid a One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Professional Development
Young Americans in STEM: From Recession to Optimism
Maximize Your Professional Development by Making It Ongoing
Developing Curriculum for the Next Generation Classroom
What Are the Next Generation Science Standards?
Was STEAM Involved in Picasso's Guernica?
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
Next Generation Science Standards by Grade Level: From Elementary to Middle School
What Comprises Next Generation Science Standards Lesson Plans?
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 NGSS Performance Expectations
What Are Phenomena?
Latest eBook: How to Maximize Student Engagement with Phenomena
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 Mindsets 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
How Claim-Evidence-Reasoning Fits Into Next Generation Science
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices
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
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