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The NGSS Implementation Roundtable Resources

Made possible by a grant from The Bristol-Myers Squibb Corporate Foundation on December 13, 2017 awarded to Rider University and Montclair State University.

Breakout sessions

NGSS Fundamentals, An Executive Summary
Jacalyn Willis and Chris Hunninghake
In a lightning-fast journey through the underlying thinking of the NGSS, participants will learn what it means to have a three-dimensional science curriculum. We will examine how the NGSS and the Core Curriculum are interrelated, what administrators will look for in classrooms, how the NGSS is different from other science standards, and where to find critical resources.
View the presentation: NGSS Fundamentals for Administrators
Engineering Design in the NGSS
Anne Catena, Martha Friend and Kim Feltre
We’ll explore what Engineering Design looks like in K-12 classrooms, and share implementation strategies from teachers’ and science supervisors’ experiences.
View the presentation: Engineering Design in the Next Generation Science Standards
An Approach to NGSS Assessment: The BSCS 5 Tools
Cathlene Leary-Elderkin and Richard Stec
Learn about a pilot study aimed at supporting teachers with writing three-dimensional summative assessments. We will discuss the “BSCS Tools” approach, discuss the outcomes of the recently completed pilot study and explore next steps for future professional development offerings using this approach to NGSS assessment.
View the presentation: BSCS Tools Pilot Project: Developing NGSS Summative Assessment
Structures & Practices to Support NGSS Implementation
Meegan Adames and Alicia Killean
NGSS implementation lessons learned from the perspective of two K-12 science supervisors. We will explore our approach to a variety of K-12 NGSS priorities from curricula to assessments, to professional development for implementation success.
View the presentation: Structures and Practices to Support NGSS Implementation

Practitioners’ Perspectives: New Jersey Teachers

Revising Lessons: Engineering Design and NGSS Alignment
Martha Friend, Littlebrook Elementary School, Princeton and Anne Catena, Teacher Preparation, Princeton University
View the presentation: Revising Lessons: Engineering Design and NGSS Alignment
Merging Leveled Science Courses
Joyce Weeg, Science Teacher and Owen Ambrose, Special Education, Montclair High School
View the presentation: Merging Leveled Classes in High School Science

The NJDOE on the status of NGSS in New Jersey

Michael Heinz, Science Coordinator, Office of Academics

John Boczany, Science Coordinator, Office of Assessment

NJDOE responses to Roundtable participant questions

Panel Discussion

Ivory Williams, Special Assistant – Science, Newark Public Schools

Meegan G. Adames, Supervisor of Science K-12, New Brunswick Public Schools

Kim Feltre, K-12 Science Supervisor, STEM Supervisor, Hillsborough Public Schools, President, NJSELA (New Jersey Science Education Leadership Association)

Mark Fiedorczyk, Regional Curriculum Coordinator, Lenape Valley Regional High School, Stanhope

Judith Sorochynskyj, Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction and Human Resources, Boonton Public Schools