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Setting the Standard in 3D Learning and 3D Assessment
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  • Build toward students answering a question or solving a problem
  • Deepen student understanding through lesson-by-lesson progression
Grades K–5 Grades 6–8
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  • Engage students in 3D learning and 3D assessments
  • Transition smoothly to NGSS with point-of-use support
  • Differentiate instruction
Grades K–5 Grades 6–8
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Smithsonian Programs—The difference is in the development

Smithsonian Programs—The difference is in the development

Dr. Carol O’Donnell, Director of the Smithsonian Science Education Center and Dr. Brian Mandell, Division Director of Curriculum and Communications, sat down with us to discuss what research says about experiential learning, teaching engineering, and the importance of a cohesive storyline for science when implementing the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Coherent Storylines
Coherent Storylines »
  • Build toward students answering a question or solving a problem
  • Deepen student understanding through lesson-by-lesson progression
Grades K–5 Grades 6–8
Teacher Support
Teacher Support »
  • Engage students in 3D learning and 3D assessments
  • Transition smoothly to NGSS with point-of-use support
  • Differentiate instruction
Grades K–5 Grades 6–8