NGSS, state standards, and UbD are meant to be helpful tools and resources to ensure students have the best educational experience in their science classrooms. Sometimes the purpose and use of standards can be lost when not used intentionally. This session is meant to be a conversation between educators so that they can share how they use the three dimensions of NGSS in conjunction with statewide standards in the context of backwards planning and UbD.
Participants would work in heterogenous small groups of 2-3 to create a model/idea web/graphic organizer to help them understand the connections between NGSS, state standards, and UbD. They would then share this model with the rest of the group.