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Eric Cromwell
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Two new postings in the continuing adventures of an NGSS curriculum writer.
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Small Group Instruction in Elementary Science
This one has been a long time in coming.  It has taken me awhile to sort out the ideas.  Many of you are familiar with small group instruction in reading and math.  This type of small, needs-based grouping is an essential element in most elementary classroo...
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How Big a Splash Does a Rock Four Kilometers in Diameter Make?
When I started writing curriculum, I was told to tell a story.  The lessons needed to be joined together in a coherent storyline.  The theory was that students would learn more if they knew how the concepts were linked together.  In the age of the Next Gene...
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I survived the NGSS and so can you!
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Reflections On An NGSS Field Test
My first field test with NGSS based curriculum has concluded.  By the numbers, I had fifty-six classroom teachers and around 1100 students participate (demographic breakdown below).  This represents five percent of the total K-2 population. It included stud...
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I graduated two "STEM girls" in the last month and feel guilty for their success.
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Keeping My Girls in the STEM Pipeline and Coping with the Guilt
Apologies for the delay between posts.  I have not forgotten about my promise to expand more on small group instruction in the elementary science classroom.  The responses to the webinar really moved me down the path and there have been some technical solut...
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Going Big: Getting 1200 Teachers to Implement the Next Generation Science Standards
As I discussed earlier, my school system has 114 elementary schools.  That equates to roughly 400 teachers per grade level. That means in August, I have 1200 teachers who will begin teaching the NGSS for the first time.  How will I meet the professional dev...
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