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May 28, 2017 by Francis Vigeant

How 5E’s Become Non-Linear & Iterative

In order to properly prepare students for mastery and meeting the NGSS performance expectations, we must change our perception of the 5Es from a linear process to an iterative spiral. As you will see, each phase now includes multiple Es each, linking together one to the next. When you reach the 5th stage, the cycle is not “complete,” but ready rather to inform a new iteration. The breakdown goes like this:

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May 26, 2017 by Francis Vigeant

Making More Effective Use of the 5E instructional model under NGSS

The 5Es are still a valid instructional model for STEM education, but in order to ensure that it can help mold students who meet the new three-dimensional Next Generation Science Standards, we need to adjust what each E standards for, as well as understand the true nature of science and engineering and how that informs the new instructional model.

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May 17, 2017 by Francis Vigeant

Traditional Versus Next Generation Models of Instruction

The Next Generation Science Standards require a complete rethinking of how teachers and students interact in the classroom because they call for students to develop their higher order thinking skills of creating, evaluating, and analyzing.

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May 14, 2017 by Francis Vigeant

What is the 5E Instructional Model?

The 5Es are an instructional model encompassing the phases Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate, steps which educators have traditionally taught students to move through in phases. First, instructors open a lesson with an activity or question meant to engage students, snag their interest and offer the opportunity for them to share what they already know on the subject. This phase might include helping them make connections between their preexisting knowledge base and the new ideas that will come down the pipeline in the lesson or unit.

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May 12, 2017 by Francis Vigeant

Introduction to the  5E Instructional Model

The widely established 5E teaching sequence – which includes the progressive stages Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate – is helpful for informing the design of science programs, units and lessons. However, it’s important to pose the question: Does their current incarnation actually work to support the Next Generation Science Standards and deepen STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning in our students, or does it require adaptation in order to best serve NGSS?

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