Evaluating Curriculum Materials for NGSS Alignment

I recently authored a new Practice Brief for the growing library of STEM Teaching Tools. This online resource provides practical resources for STEM practitioners, especially in support of implementing the Next Generation Science Standards.

My Practice Brief, “Evaluating Curriculum Materials for Alignment with the New Vision for K-12 Science Education,” was designed to support teachers, principals, and district curriculum staff through the process of evaluating new and existing science and engineering curriculum materials in light of the new science standards. It can be downloaded as a free PDF, and is designed to be used as a professional development tool.

From the overview of the Practice Brief: “Many teachers, schools, and districts are now challenged to identify curriculum materials that support the vision of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and A Framework for K-12 Science Education. Whether adapting existing materials or adopting new ones, it is important to evaluate all curriculum materials for deep alignment to multiple dimensions of the new vision. This tool highlights how the Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric and support videos can be used to guide that process.”

 

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