Sensemaking in NGSS Assessments

Welcome to the Sensemaking Course

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In this self-paced 2-hour course, you will explore the role of sensemaking in NGSS summative assessments. You will learn about InnerOrbit’s 3 criteria for sensemaking and apply these criteria to sample NGSS assessments.

Please watch the video below to begin.*

*For a pdf version of the video with speaker notes, see the attached file.

Please NOTE: You will need a basic understanding of the 3 Dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to access the material in this course: Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs), and Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs). Please visit the Next Gen Science website here if you need an introduction or a refresher.