Implementation Planning
 TitleDescription
Example 4-year implementation planThis document was put together with Kansas teachers and curriculum directors as an example of what a multi-year implementation might look like (Excel).
Example 4-year implementation planThis document was put together with Kansas teachers and curriculum directors as an example of what a multi-year implementation might look like(pdf).
DRAFT District Implementation WorkbookThis DRAFT workbook provides support to districts as they think big about their implementation plans. It is shared in an editable format so that teachers, school, and districts can edit to meet their needs.
Kansas Science Standards-- The Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science (KCCRSS)
In this section of documents, you will find the front matter for the standards and the K-12 standards themselves. Read the descriptions about each document for more details.
 TitleDescription
Introduction to the Kansas science standardsAn executive summary of how these standards are different from previous standards (pdf)
How to Read the KCCRSSA quick overview of how to interpret the information in the standards documents (pdf)
K-12 Kansas Science Standards --"topic" arrangementTHE KANSAS K-12 SCIENCE STANDARDS arranged by the topics that were originally used to write the standards (pdf)
K-12 Kansas Science Standards--"Disciplinary Core Ideas" arrangementTHE KANSAS K-12 SCIENCE STANDARDS arranged by the disciplinary core ideas dimension (pdf)-- for clarification, these are the SAME standards, but just arranged in a different order--use whichever one works better for you
Standard Evidence StatementsEvidence statements are resources provided to educators with additional detail about what students should know and be able to do at the end of instruction. These resources were not created to be used as a curriculum or limit/dictate instruction.
Kansas Science Standards-- Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science Progressions
 TitleDescription
Science and Engineering Practices ProgressionsAn NSTA summary of how the science and engineering practices develop in the standards across K-12 (adapted from appendix F)
Disciplinary Core Idea ProgressionsAn NSTA summary of how the disciplinary core ideas develop in the standards across K-12 (adapted from appendix E)
Crosscutting Concepts ProgressionsAn NSTA summary of how the crosscutting concepts develop in the standards across K-12 (adapted from appendix G)

Kansas Science Standards--Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science--Appendices

The appendices to the standards are fantastic resources to understand what these standards are all about and how to use the standards to advance instruction in our classrooms.
 TitleDescription
A-Conceptual Shifts in the Next Generation Science StandardsA deeper look at the shifts that make these standards new and different (pdf)
B-Responses to the Public DraftsA summary of the feedback to the two complete public drafts of these standards (pdf)
C-College and Career ReadinessA discussion of what college and career readiness looks like in science (pdf)
D-Diversity and EquityAdvice on how to ensure these standards are for ALL students (pdf)
D-Diversity and Equity--Case StudiesZip file of the seven case studies referenced in Appendix D that provide examples of strategies classroom teachers can use to ensure that the NGSS are accessible to all students. Examples are included for elementary, middle, and high school. (zip file)
E-DCI ProgressionsA summary table of how the disciplinary core ideas develop in the standards across K-12 (pdf)
F-Science and Engineering Practices across gradesA summary of how the science and engineering practices dimension develops across K-12 (pdf)
G-Crosscutting Concepts across grade levelsA summary of how the crosscutting concepts dimension develops across K-12 (pdf)
H-Nature of Science in KCCRSSA summary of how the nature of science is woven throughout the standards (pdf)
I-Engineering Design in KCCRSSA discussion of how and why engineering is integrated into these standards (pdf)
J-Science, Technology, Society and the EnvironmentAn explanation of how the interdependence of science, engineering and technology, and the influence of science, engineering and technology on society and the natural world are incorporated into the standards (pdf)
K-Course Mapping 6-8 and 9-12A pragmatic guide to making decisions about how to map out the 6-8 and 9-12 grade banded standards to courses (pdf)
L-Connections to Math StandardsAn explanation of how these science standards were developed in a way that compliments the expectations in our Kansas Kansas math standards (pdf)
M-Connections to ELA StandardsAn explanation of how these science standards were developed in a way that compliments the expectations in our Kansas Kansas English Language Arts (ELA) standards (pdf)
Contact Information

 


Stephen King
STEM Program Manger K-12   
sking@ksde.org
785-296-7285
 

Meg Richard
STEM Program Manger K-12
mrichard@ksde.org
785-296-8108

Michelle Irvine
Senior Administrative Assistant
mirvine@ksde.org
785-296-2078

 


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