Model A: Three Dimensional, Phenomena Driven Instruction

Part of the Five Tools and Processes for Translating the NGSS Into Instruction and Classroom Assessment Curriculum Collection.

Use Model A to introduce the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to administrators and other district leaders through a common learning experience. 

Purpose: Administrators will learn how to better support teachers by gaining a greater understanding of phenomena-focused three-dimensional teaching and learning.

Audience: Superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, science supervisors, instructional specialists, and instructional coaches who need a deeper understanding of what phenomena-focused three-dimensional teaching and learning is and what it looks like in a classroom setting.

Components of the model: A pre-tool experience, parts of Tools 3 and 4, and analysis of Mr. Coles’ and Ms. Rivera’s classroom scenarios.

Time: One full-day session (recommended) or two half-day sessions.

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