Collection of tools organized by working group subheadings.
District Science Specialists
District leaders work on a model that show ideal stages of NGSS curriculum implementation.
NIC District Science Specialists Negotiated Core elements of NGSS Implementation
- Provides learning experiences anchored in phenomena that are relevant to students, elicits initial ideas and explanations, and sets goals or problem space for learning.
- The purposeful use of investigation (broadly construed), discourse (whole class and small group), and argumentation to develop a central model or explanatory account that is incrementally revised over time to explain the phenomenon or solve the problem.
- The intentional use of routines and tools to facilitate sensemaking and making student thinking visible to incrementally building and refining student understanding of a phenomenon or problem.
NIC Advisory Board
This working document identifies pressures experienced by groups of the NIC.
Interim Assessment Collaborative
This tool is in development and provides guidance for interim assessments.
Visit Model-based Inquiry to find our work on developing NGSS instructional materials to support student sense-making in science classrooms.