With the video cases below, we show examples of what it looked like in some of our classes when students and teachers engaged in the NGSS and/or CCSS Practices. Through these examples, we hope you will come away with a better understanding of what the Practices are and how students can use them in service of figuring something out. Each video case contains the following elements:
Lesson Context: The teacher provides context for what the students had been working on before the video clip and information about the design of the task.
Uninterrupted classroom activity: These clips come from the classrooms and show the students engaged in one or more of the Practices based on the task the teacher described in the context video.
Teacher’s Perspective: This is the same classroom clip as shown in #2, but this one is interspersed with the teacher’s commentary on decisions s/he made in the moment and thoughts about what is happening.
Next Steps: In this video the teacher discusses how s/he built on what happened during this lesson to plan subsequent lessons.