#NGSSChat Archive


Draft 1


Session 1: 5/10 - Chat focused on dimensions of K-12 Science Framework in preparation for Next Generation Science Standards draft release on 5/11.


Session 2: 5/16 - Chat focused on aspects of design and structure of draft standards. Will weave elementary science questions into next session.


Session 3: 5/24 - Chat on Elementary Science PEs in Next Generation Science Standards.


Session 4: 5/31 - Final NGSS Chat for draft 1. Discussed PEs for middle and high school and drew connections to other countries.


Draft 2


Session 1 (Noon) 1/15 - Chat focused on first impressions of draft two of NGSS as well as front matter/appendices.


Session 1 (8 PM) 1/15 - Chat focused on first impressions of draft two of NGSS as well as front matter/appendices.


Session 2 (Noon): 1/22 - Chat was light in participants so conversation focused on general aspects of NGSS and practices.


Session 2 (8 PM): 1/22 - Chat was light in participants so conversation focused on regional review session held by moderator that afternoon/evening.


Session 3 (noon): 1/29 - Discussion centered around final thoughts for second draft as well as feedback on secondary PEs.


Session 3 (8 PM): 1/29 - Discussion centered around final thoughts for second draft as well as feedback on secondary PEs.


Final Version


Session 1 (8 PM) 4/17 - Chat focused on #NSTA13 and first impressions of final version of NGSS.


Session 2 (8 PM): 4/24 - Chat focused on shifts in NGSS and their impact on science education.


Session 3 (8 PM): 5/1 - Chat focused on potential course mapping and placement of PEs. An introductory adoption discussion occurred.


Session 4 (8 PM): 5/8 - Chat focused on structure of PEs and Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs).


Session 5 (8 PM): 5/15 - Chat focused on science and engineering practices of NGSS.


Session 6 (8 PM): 5/29 - Chat focused on the Cross-Cutting Concepts of NGSS.


Session 7 (8 PM): 6/12 - Chat focused on beginning thinking in regard to NGSS curriculum design.


Session 8 (8 PM): 7/10 - Chat focused on edtech connections to NGSS.


"New Season"


Session 1 (9 PM): 4/3/14: Chat focused on practices and getting started implementing NGSS (Live from NSTA14!)


Session 2 (9 PM): 4/17/14: Chat focused on resources for NGSS practices implementation (see resources page) and steps towards making the transition to NGSS.


Session 3 (9 PM): 5/1/14: Chat focused on moving towards integrating and implementing NGSS, starting with the practices.


Session 4 (9 PM): 5/15/14: Chat focused on implementation and instructional models for working with NGSS.


Session 5 (9 PM): 5/29/14: Chat focused on the practice of asking questions and defining problems.


Session 6 (9 PM): 6/12/14: Chat focused on the practice of modeling.


Session 7 (9 PM): 6/26/14: Chat focused on the practice of planning/designing investigations.


Session 8 (9 PM): 7/10/14: Chat focused on the practice of analyzing and interpreting data.


Session 9 (9 PM): 7/31/14: Chat focused on the practice of using math and computational thinking.


Session 10 (9 PM): 8/14/14: Chat focused on the practice of constructing explanations and designing solutions.


Session 11 (9 PM): 8/28/14: Chat focused on the practice of engaging in argument from evidence.


Session 12 (9 PM): 9/14/14: Chat focused on the practice of obtaining, evaluating, and communicating evidence.


Session 13 (9 PM): 9/28/14: Chat focused on the interplay between NGSS and learner-focused PD.


Session 14 (9 PM): 10/16/14: Chat focused on the interplay between NGSS and learner-focused PD.


Session 15 (9 PM): 10/30/14: Chat focused on the interplay between NGSS and learner-focused PD.


Session 16 (9 PM): 11/6/14: Chat focused on the three-dimensional nature of NGSS and what it means for science education.


Session 17 (9 PM): 11/20/14: Chat focused on the STEM connections inherent in NGSS.


Session 18 (9 PM): 12/4/14: Chat focused on #NGSS and Implementation in conjunction with the NSTA Area Conference.


Session 19 (9 PM): 12/18/14: Chat focused on connections between informal and community-based science programs and NGSS.


Session 20 (9 PM): 1/8/15: Chat focused on the Framework for K-12 Science Education and its implications for the NGSS.


Session 21 (9 PM): 1/22/15: Chat focused on the Framework for K-12 Science Education and its implications for the NGSS.


Session 22 (9 PM): 2/5/15: Chat focused on the connections for learning that exist in, and outside of, NGSS.


Session 23 (9 PM): 2/19/15: Chat focused on "futurizing" twentieth century science education practices and bringing them up to speed with NGSS.


Session 24 (9 PM): 3/12/15: LIVE FROM NSTA15! Chat focused on the power of a PLN, and how conferences and chats can help build capacity to better education.


Session 25 (9 PM): 3/19/15: Chat focused on the use of instructional videos from Teaching Channel and Official NGSS to help educators begin thinking differently about the NGSS. Co-moderated with assistance of Achieve and Teaching Channel!


Session 26 (9 PM): 4/2/15: Chat focused on scaffolding in the NGSS.


Session 27 (9 PM): 4/16/15: Chat focused on a look at a variety of progressions in NGSS.


Session 28 (9 PM): 4/30/15: Chat focused on a look at Appendix A, the shifts that set NGSS apart.


Session 29 (9 PM): 5/7/15: Chat focused on a look at Appendix C, which explores the college and career connections in NGSS.


Session 30 (9 PM): 5/21/15: Chat focused on diving into PLN summer and science plans!


Session 31 (9 PM): 6/4/15: Chat focused on science for all students, and was co-moderated with the assistance of Okhee Lee, Emily Miller, and Rita Januszyk.


Session 32 (9 PM): 6/18/15: Chat focused on Appendix G and the Cross Cutting Concepts.


Session 33 (9 PM): 7/2/15: Chat focused on the use of the newly released evidence statements for NGSS.


Session 34 (9 PM): 7/16/15: Chat focused in more detail on the evidence statements for NGSS.


Session 35 (9 PM): 7/30/15: Chat centered on focusing on phenomena in NGSS and was co-moderated by TJ McKenna.


Session 36 (9 PM): 8/6/15: In collaboration with #Sci4AllSs, chat focused on a dive into the Framework.


Session 37 (9 PM): 8/20/15: Chat focused on the Framework, and its focus on learning for all and was co-moderated by Jaclyn Austin and Josh Hubbard.


Session 38 (9 PM): 9/3/15: Chat focused on summer learning and taking science back to school as 2015-2016 begins.


Session 39 (9 PM): 9/17/15: Chat focused on the Nature of Science and connections to, and within, NGSS.


Session 40 (9 PM): 10/1/15: Chat focused on assessment, and its place in NGSS.


Session 41 (9 PM): 10/15/15: Chat continued to focus on assessment, and its place in NGSS.


Session 42 (9 PM): 11/5/15: Chat focused on organizational partnerships and the NGSS, live from KSTA.


Session 43 (9 PM): 11/19/15: Chat focused on speaking, reading, and writing, and the connection to NGSS.


Session 44 (9 PM): 12/3/15: Chat focused on the road to adoption of the NGSS.


Session 45 (9 PM): 12/17/15: Chat focused on mid-year reflections on instruction and practice regarding NGSS.


Session 46 (9 PM): 1/7/16: Chat focused on New Year's resolutions and goals regarding NGSS.


Session 47 (9 PM): 1/21/16: Chat focused on edtech and the NGSS.


Session 48 (9 PM): 2/4/16: Chat focused on professional learning and the NGSS.


Session 49 (9 PM): 2/18/16: Chat focused on the experience of learning, leading, and living, by NGSS.


Session 50 (9 PM): 3/4/16: Chat focused on connecting scientists and practitioners through NGSS, and was moderated by @TJScience and @BMSScienceTeach.


Session 53 (9 PM): 5/5/16: Chat focused on the cross cutting concepts, and in particular the patterns and cause/effect CCCs.


Session 54 (9 PM): 5/19/16: Chat focused on the cross cutting concepts, and in particular the scale, proportion, and quantity and systems/system models CCCs.


Session 56 (9 PM): 6/16/16: Chat focused on #NGSS and leadership.


Session 57 (9 PM): 7/7/16: Chat focused on #NGSS and storylines.

Session 58 (9 PM): 7/21/16: Chat continued the focus on #NGSS and storylines.


Session 60 (9 PM): 8/18/16: Chat focused on building community and parent support for the NGSS.


Session 61 (9 PM): 9/1/16: Chat focused on professional learning for the NGSS.


Session 62 (9 PM): 9/15/16: Chat focused on sustaining the forward momentum of NGSS.


Session 63 (9 PM): 10/6/16: Chat focused on elementary curriculum design and NGSS (co-moderated by David Jacob, @djacob1967).


Session 65 (9 PM): 11/03/16: Chat focused on grading and the NGSS.


Session 66 (9 PM): 11/17/16: Chat focused on feedback in the age of NGSS.


Session 67 (9 PM): 2/16/17: Chat focused on advocacy and the NGSS.


Session 68 (9 PM): 3/02/17: Chat focused on assessment at the state-level and the NGSS.


Session 69 (9 PM): 3/16/17: Chat focused on content connections and the NGSS.


Session 70 (9 PM): 3/30/17: Chat focused on learnings from #NSTA17.


Session 71 (9 PM): 4/13/17: Chat focused on professional learnings in 2016-2017.


Session 72 (9 PM): 4/27/17: Chat focused on the new NGSS parent guides.


Session 73 (9 PM): 5/18/17: Chat focused on wrapping up a year with the NGSS in mind.


Session 74 (9 PM): 6/15/17: Chat focused on three dimensional instruction.


Session 75 (9 PM): 7/06/17: Chat focused on NGSS Quality Design.


Session 76 (9 PM): 7/20/17: Chat focused on NGSS Planning for 2017-2018.


Session 77 (9 PM): 8/3/17: Chat focused on our NGSS anxieties.


Session 78 (9 PM): 8/17/17: Chat focused on classroom culture.


Session 79 (9 PM): 9/21/17: Chat focused on shifting mindset and practice and was guest-moderated by the Illinois Science Teachers Association.