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Abstract Title: Curricular Resources for NGSS Implementation: PER in an NGSS-aligned classroom
Abstract: The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) seek to combine disciplinary and cross-disciplinary science concepts with scientific practices. However, in contemporary or historical literature, few examples actually illustrate what such courses would look like in practice. The NGSS-aligned Physics and Everyday Thinking-High School (PET-HS) curriculum is designed to foster an environment where students induce physics principles from their observations utilizing scientific practices, such as making inferences from evidence and engaging in argumentation.  Through an in-depth, mixed-methods research study in eight high school classes using the PET-HS curriculum, we illustrate ways in which  the NGSS are embraced and enacted by students and teachers. Student assessment outcomes, class observations, student/teacher interviews, and video recordings are used to distill a set of principles that guide the socio-cognitive and socio-emotional considerations that are critical to successful implementation of the NGSS. These principles will be illustrated and discussed and implications for instruction will be made.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Julian Stenzel Martins
University of Colorado - Boulder
4500 Baseline Road, Apartment 4204
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: 720-485-7744
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
William Edward Lindsay, University of Colorado - Boulder
Valerie Otero, University of Colorado - Boulder