Faculty Publications

Title

Crosscutting Concepts as a Framework for Professional Development in NGSS Curriculum for High School Chemistry

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

ACS Symposium Series

Volume

1335

First Page

67

Last Page

81

Abstract

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

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Original Publication Date

1-1-2019

DOI of published version

10.1021/bk-2019-1335.ch006

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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