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Using Climate Change to Address the NGSS in Classroom Teaching: How TERC can Help. Tamara Shapiro Ledley TERC and CLEAN. Presentation for the Council of State Science Supervisors April 8, 2013.

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Using climate change to address the ngss in classroom teaching how terc can help

Using Climate Change to Address the NGSS in Classroom Teaching: How TERC can Help

Tamara Shapiro Ledley

TERC and CLEAN

Presentation for the Council of State Science Supervisors April 8, 2013


Using climate change to address the ngss in classroom teaching how terc can help

  • Why use climate change to help your students reach the bar set by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)?

  • How can TERC help


How did climate change get incorporated into the framework

How did climate change get incorporated into the Framework?

  • Initial drafts drew heavily on the 4 literacy documents – climate appears in all of them

    • Ocean, Climate, Atmospheric Science, Earth Science

    • In Earth Science – Climate is used as the ultimate example of Earth systems

  • During construction – emphasis on what was most important

    • Climate change and anthropogenic forcings on climate at top of list

  • Additional justification from large number of NRC documents expounding on importance of climate change


How did climate change get incorporated into the ngss

How did climate change get incorporated into the NGSS?

  • In writing the standards large emphasis placed on

    • Human-related content

    • Incorporating aspects of engineering

  • Climate is a great vehicle for both of these

  • Once clear that there would be an emphasis on Earth system science at the high school level

    • Climate change perfect capstone topic as it integrates everything

    • In emphasizing an Earth system science approach – no better choice than climate change


Framework and ngss 3 integrated dimensions

Framework and NGSS3 Integrated Dimensions

  • Science and Engineering Practices

  • Crosscutting Concepts

  • Core Disciplinary Ideas

    • Physical Sciences

    • Life Sciences

    • Earth & Space Sciences

    • Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science


Science engineering practices s ep

Science & EngineeringPractices - S&EP

  • Asking questions & defining problems

  • Developing and using models

  • Planning and carrying out investigations

  • Analyzing and interpreting data

  • Using mathematics and computational thinking

  • Constructing explanations and designing solutions

  • Engaging in argument from evidence

  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information


Crosscutting concepts cc

Crosscutting Concepts - CC

  • Patterns

  • Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation

  • Scale, proportion, and quantity

  • Systems and system models

  • Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation

  • Structure and function

  • Stability and Change


Interdisciplinarity transferability

Interdisciplinarity & Transferability

  • Learning progressions described in Framework – climate is imbedded from K-12 in all domains of science – not just specific domains

  • S&EP and CC not only cut across all of the Core Disciplinary Ideas they are also relevant in many other disciplines – outside the sciences

  • The skills students gain by having their curriculum address the S&EP and CC are transferable to many other careers


American college university presidents climate commitment http www presidentsclimatecommitment org

American College & University Presidents Climate Commitmenthttp://www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org/

  • 665 signatories – find out which colleges and universities in your state have joined - http://rs.acupcc.org/

  • Preparation of your students to be successful in college – other students and faculty will be addressing this issue

  • Relevant to students regardless of their interests and eventual college and professional careers.


How can terc help

How Can TERC Help?

  • Earth Exploration Toolbook

  • EarthLabs

  • Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)


Http serc carleton edu eet

http://serc.carleton.edu/eet

  • 43 online activities that provide step-by-step instructions for

    • Accessing an online scientific dataset(s)

    • Accessing and installing an analysis tool

    • Conducting an analysis on some scientific concepts or issue with that dataset

  • Addresses NGSS Science & Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts

  • Won Science Magazine’s Science Prize for Online Resource in Education (SPORE Award) – Sept 2011


Teachers guide http serc carleton edu earthlabs students portal http serc carleton edu eslabs

Teachers Guide: http://serc.carleton.edu/earthlabs Students Portal: http://serc.carleton.edu/eslabs

  • Laboratory Modules in Earth science

    • Each module has 5-9 labs, ~3 weeks long

    • Comprises the laboratory component of a High School capstone course in Earth and Space science

    • Developing a teacher training other teachers modle for professional development on integrating in the classroom

  • Module Topics

    • Cryosphere and Climate- Hurricanes

    • Climate and the Carbon Cycle- Drought

    • Weather, Climate and the Biosphere- Corals

    • Earth System Science- Fisheries

  • Addresses NGSS Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts


Using climate change to address the ngss in classroom teaching how terc can help

National Science Digital Library’s

Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network

http://cleanet.org


Clean portal

CLEAN Portal

  • CLEAN Collection - Identifying and vetting a collection of >510 excellent teaching resources on climate and energy science – Grades 6-16

    • Learning Activities

    • Visualizations

    • Videos

    • Short Demonstrations/Experiments

  • Teaching Climate and Energy Science Pages

  • CLEAN Community

    • CLEAN Network (formerly Climate Literacy Network)

    • Educators & Resource Developers

    • Partner Networks

http://cleanet.org/


Clean collection

CLEAN Collection

  • Resources selected to address

    • Climate Literacy: Essential Principles of Climate Science

    • Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education

  • Resources reviewed

    • Scientific Accuracy

    • Pedagogical Effectiveness

    • Technical Quality/Ease of Use

  • Resources aligned with

    • AAAS Project 2061 Benchmarks for Science Literacy

    • National Science Education Standards to be replaced with NGSS

    • NAAEE Excellence in Environmental Education Guidelines for Learning

http://cleanet.org/clean/educational _resources


Clean teaching climate energy science pages

CLEAN Teaching Climate & Energy Science Pages

  • Pages are built off of the original climate literacy and energy literacy frameworks.

  • Provide summaries of each principle, possible challenges for educators, suggested pedagogic approaches for each grade level

  • Points to relevant teaching materials from the CLEAN collection.

http://cleanet.org/clean/literacy


Clean community

CLEAN Community

http://cleanet.org/clean/community

  • CLEAN Network (formerly Climate Literacy Network)

    • Includes individuals that represent a wide range of professionals and citizens who are stakeholders in improving climate and energy literacy

    • Active listserv – [email protected]

    • Weekly Teleconferences – Tuesday 1pm ET

  • Educators –

    • CLEAN Announcements listserv

    • Access to CLEAN Network

  • Resource Developers

    • Information about CLEAN Review Process

    • Collection Gap Analysis

    • Access to CLEAN Network

  • Partners –

    • Connection to CLEAN resources through CLEAN Widget, Syndication, and direct links.

    • Access to CLEAN Network

  • CLEAN Facebook Page http://www.facebook.org/CLEANET


Using climate change to address the ngss in classroom teaching how terc can help

  • CLEAN Portal – http://cleanet.org

  • Earth Exploration Toolbook – http://serc.carleton.edu/eet

  • EarthLabs –

    • Teachers Guide:http://serc.carleton.edu/earthalabs

    • Student Portal:http://serc.carleton.edu/eslabs

  • Contact: Tamara Ledley

    Center for Science Teaching and Learning

    TERC, 2067 Massachusetts Ave.

    Cambridge, MA 02492

    [email protected]

    617-873-9658


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