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Professional Development Essential to Achieving Highest Levels of K-8 Student Achievement, Research Shows

Jun 28, 2021 9:08:00 AM by Samantha Ozgood

Study Shows Adoption of NGSS-Based Teaching Models Shift Teacher and Student Thinking

SALEM, Mass., June 28, 2021 (Newswire.com) - Research from Northeastern University's Dr. Tracy L. Waters, "The Effects of the Next Generation Science Standards on Teaching Practices: An Instrumental Case Study," shows schools combining KnowAtom's research-based instructional practices with the program's new model of professional development achieved measurable increases in student learning and engagement. Looking at fourth- and fifth-grade teachers using KnowAtom's next-generation science standards (NGSS)-based curriculum for the first time, Waters identified changes in teaching methods, beliefs about teaching and learning science, and increased responsibility given to students in their own learning process.

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Topics: Professional Development, Next Generation Science, Implementing New Science Standards, NGSS-Designed Curriculum

New Research Results on Elementary Science Standards in Action

Jun 23, 2021 9:05:55 AM by Samantha Ozgood

Better science performance is more attainable than previously thought

SALEM, Mass., June 23, 2021 (Newswire.com) - A recent study conducted by Northeastern University has revealed a transformative outcome for students and teachers who utilize curriculum based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This third-party instrumental case study was designed to investigate the experiences of fourth and fifth-grade science teachers as they implemented the KnowAtom curriculum, which is specifically designed for mastery of NGSS standards.

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Topics: standardized testing, Middle School Science Curriculum, Implementing New Science Standards, Next Generation Science Classroom Instruction

Research Highlighting Success of KnowAtom Curriculum Shapes Adoption of Next Generation Science Standards Nationwide

May 28, 2021 9:39:00 AM by KnowAtom Media

SALEM, Mass., May 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- An evaluation of KnowAtom curriculum implementation by elementary and middle school science teachers showed changing beliefs and attitudes about teaching and learning related to next generation science standards (NGSS), according to Northeastern University researcher Dr. Tracy L. Waters. The findings are spurring adoption of student-led, collaborative teaching models for science instruction in schools nationwide.

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Topics: School Climate and Culture, Professional Development, Middle School Science Curriculum, Implementing New Science Standards, NGSS-Designed Curriculum

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