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LETTING STUDENTS GUIDE THEIR LEARNING IN MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE—HOW AND WHY SHOULD WE DO IT?

July 15, 2019 | (3:00 pm)
USA (United States of America)
Reimagining science instruction to be driven by student questions and investigation is central to the vision of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This idea is also at the heart of the deeper learning competencies developed by the Hewlett Foundation, which contend that students should “be active participants in their education immersed in a challenging curriculum that requires them to seek out and acquire new knowledge, apply what they have learned, and build upon that to create new knowledge. “Driven by this goal, 18 teachers from three districts in the League of Innovative Schools, along with curriculum writers and researchers from Digital Promise.