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    In the Midst...

    Yes! We have started our new NGSS unit, Systems and System Models with our grade 9 students, and so far, so good! I want to use this next blog post to organize my thoughts and get some feedback from you before I get too deep in this unit and project.
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    Taking the Plunge!

    All Too Quick! Course 5 is already upon us, and I am SO ready to take the plunge into our Final Project! I have thought A LOT about this project since the beginning of Course 4, and now, I am finally going to put it into practice :) [caption i
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    Making Sense of NGSS with Paul Anderson

    [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo credit: http://i.imgur.com/tgpCC8i.gif[/caption] The American Community School-Amman was fortunate to host education consultant, accomplished keynote speaker and Youtuber, Paul Anderson. Paul
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    The end of this journey begins the next one.

    As I wrap up my final few weeks on this COETAIL journey, I am really thinking about how I want this final project to be AMAZING! I am planning on taking a topic that I honestly am very bored with and making it way better! [caption id="attachmen
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    Course 5 - Unit Plan Outline

    Where I am at? Time is flying and this unit is well underway! The students really loved our unit question. They never even imaged how the carbon present today was here many years ago and how they could be made up of carbon from a famous pers
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    Course 4 Final Project: Models & Systems

    Wow! The end of Course 4 is here :) As usual, these courses seem to fly right on by! I really can't believe that our final course, Course 5, is upon us in the very near future. Why? The unit you see embedded below is a great possibility for my
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    Love at First Project

    This week of learning about project, problem, and challenge based learning could not have come at a better time. My school has recently adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and from what I can gather, we are moving toward a more trul