Mission statement:

We've expanded our mission to collaborate across NY State! How can the 3D Science Cafe help you and your colleagues navigate the NYSSLS rollout? We'd love to hear from you! Check out our NYSSLS roadmap to see how we could work with you to create professional learning experiences.


 Learning about NYSSLS / NGSS 

What are the Next Generation Science Standards?
Where do I find the NYS version of the NGSS?
What is 3-dimensional learning?
Download a poster for your classroom

Why the New Standards?

What is a phenomenon and why do I need one?

 Implementing the NYSSLS in your classroom 

Ready to build your own NYSSLS lessons?
Check out the 3-D Lesson Design Page from our North Country Rollout Team, which includes lots of details about each of the 3 dimensions and lesson templates (with examples) for you to use.

 Finding example curricula 

The Wonder of Science Website - all of Paul Andersen's NGSS resources hosted in one amazing site!
NGSS Hub from the National Science Teachers' Association
  • Click on any topic or DCI to expand the full set of resources, then scroll down past the 3-dimensions to the "Resources and Lesson Plans" section. New resources added daily!!
Phenomenal GRC Lessons (#Going 3D)
Next Generation Science Storylines
There are a few full storylines posted as examples - these are huge undertakings but amazingly rich resources.

The Concord Consortium STEM Resources

 Designing assessments 

Next Generation Science Assessment - development of NGSS performance tasks in life/physical science for middle school classrooms

Assessment Design Protocol from Paul Andersen