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Take 10: Digging Deeper – A process for unpacking the Disciplinary Core Ideas

Post Author: Lindsey Sullivan, Becky Fahey & Rachel Shurick
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Welcome to Take Ten – 10 minutes of professional learning designed to meet educators’ needs remotely. Our purpose is to provide you with quick and easy strategies that you can use for planning. In this Take Ten we will be discussing how you can figure out what content your students really need to know.

 

 

Lindsey Sullivan is a Professional Learning Specialist at the Connecticut Science Center’s Mandell Academy for Teachers. Before joining the Mandell Academy, Lindsey was a high school science teacher. Currently, Lindsey supports educators as they make sense of NGSS through her facilitation of workshops offered by the Mandell Academy as well as providing coaching support in schools.

 

Becky Fahey is a Professional Development Specialist at the Connecticut Science Center’s Mandell Academy for Teachers. Previously, she has worked as a preK-3 educator in various public school districts in Eastern Connecticut where she designed and implemented inquiry based lessons in the classroom. Becky brings with her expertise in collaboration and inquiry based teaching and will apply these skills to help educators to deepen their understanding of NGSS and apply best practices to support their learners in the classroom. 

 

 

Rachel Shurick is a Professional Learning Specialist at the Connecticut Science Center’s Mandell Academy for TeachersRachel supports educators to deepen their understanding of instructional shifts associated with NGSS to support their learners.  Rachel has also worked to develop NGSS workshops aim to help teachers bring the Next Generation Science Standards to life in their classrooms.