Tag Archives: NGSS


I Am An Engineer

I Am An Engineer

Last week engineering was trending on twitter due to the hashtags #IAmAnEngineer and #ILookLikeAnEngineer. These hashtags are focused on breaking down stereotypes in engineering and promoting the many types of people who are engineers. Unfortunately, engineering is an industry that people often have a very fixed perception of what an “engineer” is and many students


New Science Standards Open Doors for Real World Learning

Posted on behalf of James Brown, Executive Director STEM Education Coalition. In today’s economy, strong STEM skills – science, technology, engineering, and math – are a central element of a well-rounded education and every student needs to have a strong foundation in these subjects in order to land and succeed in virtually any job – from the


What are the Next Generation Science Standards?

Over the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of a lot of conversations surrounding the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  Recently these conversations are growing in sophistication to much deeper and meaningful discussion about what the standards are and their impacts on teaching and learning.  The primary focus has been


Tuesday 11/12 Virtual PD Event: thinc Differently – Earning Straight C’s is a Good Thing

  Lance Rougeux, VP, Learning Communities & Educational Consultants 11/12 Virtual PD Event: thinc Differently – Earning Straight C’s is a Good Thing In the context of conceptual shifts and crosscutting concepts articulated in the Next Generation Science Standards, it is essential that we think outside the box, outside the book, and outside the classroom,