NSTA Atlas of the Three Dimensions

“The NSTA Atlas is a one-of-a-kind, exceptional resource that moves the three dimensions from a list of learning goals on a page to a visual map that thoughtfully portrays the steps along the way to achieving a coherent understanding of science. It’s a ‘must have’ resource for every teacher and those who support teachers as they transition to new visions of achieving science literacy.
                                     —Page Keeley, bestselling author, science education consultant, and former president of the National Science Teaching Association

 

One outstanding help is that the Atlas contains extensive excerpts from the Framework for K-12 Science Education as background information on most of topics a teacher might teach.

 

Because of its significance, I include this link to 53 selected pages for you to review. Preview of the NSTA Atlas of the THREE DIMENSIONS.

 

Details of these books are on pages 3, 29, and 30 at: Spring 2020 NSTA Recommends Digital Catalog

Member price is $61.70, but purchased in quantities of 20+ it is only $55.53 per copy.  Link to the NSTA Press Website for the NSTA Atlas of the THREE DIMENSIONS                                                                         

I asked the author, Ted Willard, what additional resources would best support individual, science department, or district-wide study of the new ATLAS.  He recommended these three works. 

The NSTA Quick Reference Guide to the NGSS K-12 has a member price of $16.76 and $15.09 in 20+ quantity.  Link to NSTA Press website for the NSTA Quick Reference Guide to the NGSS K-12

Disciplinary Core Ideas: Reshaping Teaching and Learning has a member price $33.56 and $30.21 in 20+ quantity. Link to NSTA Press website for Disciplinary Core Ideas: Reshaping Teaching and Learning

Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices has a member price of $35.24 and $31.72 in 20+ quantity.

Link to NSTA Press website for Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generations & Engineering Practices

I recommend the ATLAS for in-depth, ongoing, professional learning for all science educators, K-12, as it clarifies what teachers at each grade level should help their students achieve in order to reach the goals of the Standards by high school graduation.  The linked maps illustrate how the dimensions’ elements can build on each other and connect to one another over the course of a K–12 education.





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