Author Archives: Matthew Cwalina

Five Powerful Practices for Science Professional Development

Five Powerful Practices for Science Professional Development

By: Matt Cwalina, Senior Director of Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education In my time working with schools and districts from across the country, I have had the privilege of meeting and working with many inspiring science educators. Their passion for teaching and developing the scientific literacy of today’s learners is truly awesome! As I have worked

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

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