Documents for SUPPORTING SCIENCE LEARNING DURING COVID-19 [LINK] compiled by members of the Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS)
NEW At Home Professional Learning: Explore what it means to Unwrap NCCRS-S through an on-line learning module and supporting resources. Take a glimpse into Nebraska science classrooms and hear from Nebraska educators in these Video-Embedded STEM Teaching Tools.
Introduction to NCCRS-S Online Learning Modules: The Introduction to NCCRS-S modules are designed to present a foundation for future learning in additional courses. In this course, participants are introduced to; the key features of NCCRS-S and phenomena. Instructions for registering.
Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for Science (NCCRS-S) were adopted by the Nebraska State Board of Education on September 8, 2017. The development of Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for Science were guided by The National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education . As standards are only guidelines for instruction and not panaceas for change; moving toward research-based instructional practices requires ongoing, collaborative work among Nebraska’s teaching and learning professionals.
The Teacher’s Guides provide additional support for educators to interpret and implement the standards. Revisions will continue until all necessary components are included.
3-5 (rev 8_6_18)
6-8 (revised 2/09/18)
HS Physical Science (revised 2/10/18)
HS Earth Space Science (revised 2/18/18)
HS Life Science (revised 2/11/18)
This series provides resources to help guide implementation of Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for Science. While not exhaustive, the Toolkit presents a variety of resources to serve the outcomes for successful implementation.
NE Science Implementation Toolkit
Stage 1 Resources
Stage 2 Resources
Stage 3 Resources
Stage 4 Resources
The Implementation Plan is designed to support the gradual implementation of Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for Science while building capacity within all grade bands. State-level supports will be designed following this implementation plan. Local districts are encouraged to develop local implementation plans that meet district needs.
“Science is more than a body of knowledge.
It is a way of thinking; a way of skeptically interrogating the universe
with a fine understanding of human fallibility.”
~ Carl Sagan