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  1. Jul 2019
    1. NGSS is a more deliberate coming together of educational members who were given the task to make equity and diversity issues prominent in framing the standards

      big step forward, diversity exists! This view shows a step up (backwards/deeper?) of a level in ones awareness-system. Public acknowledgement is a first step...

    2. not as an add-on but as a transformative approach to teaching and learning (Mensah, 2010)

      Yes! Elect her. and may I add to the end of that quote: "... and to the teaching profession."

    3. educators should not only understand the function and vision, but should manipulate the same to meet the needs of all learners.

      Ah! shift in agency from the standards to the educators. This represents a fundamental divide in ed reform. While ostensibly aiming for same target, target exists in parallel universes...

      Speaks to Teemu's contrast: accountability is more for businesses while 'responsibility' is for educators and those in the human services.

    4. Equity and diversity have not been a dominant focus of previous national reform initiatives in science education (Rodriguez, 1997)

      color blind...

  2. Nov 2018
    1. student-centered plant investigations that integrate scientific practices and big ideas in biology that meet the guidelines in the Next Generation Science Standards and other 21st century education standards

      Comforting to know that standards don't have to mean boring!