Resources

3-Dimensional Instruction

This resource from the Rhode Island Department of Education describes how 3D learning is different, how often each of the 3 dimensions should be...

What are Storylines?

Next Generation Science storylines is a website that describes why storylines are an effective instructional method. It also provides examples of...

What are Phenomena?

Phenomena are a central component of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) aligned teaching and learning, but what ARE phenomena and how can local...

K-8 STEM Certification Editable Rubric

Make a copy of this K-8 STEM Certification Rubric by clicking the blue "Use Template" button in the upper-righthand corner of this Sheet to complete...

K-8 STEM Certification Site Visit Evaluation

The K-8 STEM Certification Site Visit Evaluation is used in the STEM Certification Process. This portion of the process allows schools to share all...

K-8 STEM Certification Rubric

The K-8 STEM Certification Rubric serves as a guide for identifying and creating a STEM environment that ranges from developing to emerging to...

K-8 STEM Certification Guide 2022-23

This K-8 STEM Certification Guide should be utilized to learn more about the Indiana STEM Certification process.

K-8 IDOE STEM Self-Evaluation Tool

This self-evaluation tool is based on the K-8 STEM Certification rubric. Use this Google Form with your STEM Team to evaluate your current program,...

K-8 Required Evidence Changes Guide

View this resource for a comprehensive list of STEM Certification Rubric updates for required evidence. All changes from the 2021-2022 rubric to the...

NGSS Overview for Principals

Many states across the country have adopted new standards called the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which are based on research regarding...

Instructional Leadership for Science Practices

Many states across the country have adopted new standards called the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which are based on research regarding...

NGSS Demystified: A Toolkit for Training Teachers

Many states across the country have adopted new standards called the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which are based on research regarding...

What School Building Administrators Should Know About NGSS

Many states across the country have adopted new standards called the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which are based on research regarding...

Administrators Matter in NGSS Implementation

Many states across the country have adopted new standards called the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which are based on research regarding...

Lessons Learned from the NGSS Early Implementer Districts

Many states across the country have adopted new standards called the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which are based on research regarding...

How Should Districts and Schools Focus Professional Development When Starting to Implement NGSS

Many states across the country have adopted new standards called the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which are based on research regarding...

Beliefs, Values, and Mindsets in Mathematics Teaching and Learning

The beliefs, values, and mindsets that teachers and students hold about teaching and learning mathematics have a significant impact on student...

Google Docs Dropdown Feature

Check out this quick tutorial from Tom Mullaney about the Google Docs dropdown feature. Learn how to use the standard options and create and...

Universal Design for Learning (UDL): A Teacher’s Guide

Understood.com has created a teacher’s guide to Universal Design for Learning (UDL). In this resource you'll learn:Why use Universal Design for...

UDL Tips for Designing Learning Experiences

This resource from CAST details five UDL tips for designing learning experiences that are meaningful and challenging for all learners. Make sure to...