Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Curriculum Integration with Project-Based Learning

Applied Area: 
Engineering
Science
Technology

We have utilized many project-based learnings in our makerspace and have practiced techniques within the National Academies Press Framework for K-12 Science Education to assess these projects.  This framework is the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) which focuses on three dimensions of learning:  Scientific and Engineering Practices; Crosscutting Concepts and Disciplinary Core Ideas. Using these dimension to integrate your lessons provide a great view into how a project can be leveraged to provide great learnings for students in a curriculum.  We can offer this service as consulting session by reviewing curriculum to assess gaps or by direct mentoring to a teacher in the classroom to help them make adjustments with the students.  With the mentor service, teachers can feel comfortable about technology, project or format changes since they have an expert on-hand with the students to learn techniques and have an extra hand to work with the students on the project.

Key Features
Implement Scientific and Engineering Practices through Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) integration
Implement project-based learnings in the classroom that integrates with curriculum
Review curriculum to assess gaps
Direct mentoring to a teacher in the classroom
Have an expert on-hand with the students
Learn new technology and project techniques on-the-job and in your environment
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About Techno Chaos

As a physical makerspace for 5 years we've hosted projects involving 3D printing, robotics, Internet of Things(IoT), Arduino, Raspberry Pi, programming, Minecraft, etc.  Over the last two years, we have seen the interest grow in schools, libraries and other community organizations to create their own makerspace education programs.   Instead of continuing to grow our own community, we will be starting the next chapter in our journey to inspire making and project-based learning by focusing on providing services to schools, libraries and other communities.  Some of these services will be Makerspace and Robotics Starter Programs.  We look forward to being a partner with you and your organization to continue the journey!