Integrated Science Program
2013 Outstanding Integrated Science Major
Congratulations to Stephanie (Haley) Oostdyk, the Integrated Science Outstanding Major for 2013.
Stephanie has conducted five presentations at science education conferences, including one at the National Association of Science Teachers (NSTA) National Conference in Indianapolis, IN. The topics included "integrating" the sciences in teaching about global climate change, as well as using her investigation of stemflow on beech trees to illustrate how extended investigations can address the recently released Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). She just had an article on addressing NGSS published in the September 2013 issue of Science Scope, an NSTA journal for middle school science education. The article is titled, "Next Generation Science Standards: Lost in the Woods?" It uses her beech tree study to illustrate how NGSS dimensions (science practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts) are integrated in performance expectations, as well as how student investigations can address nature of science (NOS) and align curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
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