Crosscutting Concepts as a Framework for Professional Development in NGSS Curriculum for High School Chemistry
ACS Symposium Series
Integrating Crosscutting Concepts in Iowa Science Classrooms (ICCISC) was a 3-year, Math and Science Partnership funded professional development program focused on exposing secondary science teachers to the Next Generation Science Standards through each of the specific Crosscutting Concepts. Teachers engaged in scientific activities specifically designed to model the tenets of NGSS aligned curriculum in order to deepen their science content knowledge before constructing new NGSS aligned units for their own classrooms. On the front line of NGSS adoption, these teachers were also encouraged to become teacher-leaders in their schools and districts as the NGSS standards were adopted across the state. This chapter describes the chemistry units developed by a specific group of participating teachers throughout the 3-years of the program, and how their participation encouraged and supported their transition into a variety of leadership positions. Additional impacts and outcomes of the program, including changes to teaching and curriculum are also discussed.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
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UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Del Carlo, Dawn I., "Crosscutting Concepts as a Framework for Professional Development in NGSS Curriculum for High School Chemistry" (2019). Faculty Publications. 581.