“Zip Lines (Attempt at the NGSS weave)”
Author: Frank McGowan, @frankmcgowa
Frank McGowan, a Science teacher at the American School in Taichung, provides us with a thorough description of his first experience in designing and implementing a 3 dimensional unit. What sets his post apart is how he exemplifies great use of student feedback and detailed reflection.
- Don’t be afraid to ask students to share feedback
- Varying instructional strategies, like the rotating mini-lessons, reinforce student independence as well as conversation
- NGSS asks us to integrate the 3 dimensions (instead of teaching them in isolation) and it is possible!
See it for yourself!
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This post is a reflection of a recent unit focusing on force and motion. A first attempt was made to incorporate multiple threads of the NGSS standards in this unit. As always, some things went well, some were surprising and I’m left with a lot of work to do. What did the students say at the end?
~Frank McGowan, @frankmcgowa