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Designing NGSS, PBI Curriculum to Support Students’ Understanding, Engagement & Socio-Emotional Learning

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

The vision set forth by the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the subsequent Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that builds from it calls for teaching geared towards helping students make sen for eh world around them. Project-based learning, with its focus on making sense of meaningful questions and complex phenomena through students investigations, aegis with NGSS Performance Expectation. The Crafting Engagement Science Environment (CESE) project, an NSF-funded international student in collaboration with researcher from Finland, aims to measure the effect of PBL units aligned to the NGSS on student achievement as well their social and emotional outcomes. In this prevention, I will provide an overview of the project, outline our curriculum design process and will show preliminary results for both student learning as well as socio-emotional constructs.

Israel Touitou  received his Ph.D. in science education from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. His dissertation centered around students from low SES Background and their engaeemtn for science in and out of schools. His academic background is very multi-disciplinary, a fact that contributed to his understanding as well as respect for all the the disciplines as well as their practitioners: He has a BSc in animal science and an MSc in neuroscience, over 10 years of teaching experience rating from middle school science, high school physics and chemistry and organic chemistry, physics and statistics at the undergraduate level. His work in CREATE involves developing curriculum and assessment items, giving professional development session to teachers and working alongside them as they progress through the curriculum.



April 24
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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