Sensemaking in NGSS Assessments
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1. Conclusion Video – WATCH the 1 min Conclusion Video below. (For a pdf version of the video with speaker notes, see this file)
2. Additional Resources – Feel free to EXPLORE additional resources by clicking on the button below.
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Additional Resources & FAQs
I want to encourage more sensemaking with my students, but where should I start?
Out of all 3 criteria for sensemaking introduced in this course (phenomena, 3 dimensions, and grappling with uncertainty), we recommend starting with phenomena. Introducing your students to real-world situations of the topics you are discussing in class not only increases relevancy and engagement, but starts building students to transfer content, practices, and concepts to new situations. Ensuring students are comfortable with exploring new situations that have not yet been directly taught through instruction (with curiosity and a growth mindset) is foundational to sensemaking. In the Additional Resources above, you will find resources to find phenomena based on grade level and standard.
Can I use the same phenomena in my assessments that I use in instruction?
Ensuring my students to master all 3 Dimensions of the NGSS feels overwhelming. What is one small shift I can make?
I still don’t see the purpose in focusing on sensemaking in my instruction. What’s the point of all this?
Thank you for participating in this InnerOrbit NGSS Course!
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