EDUO 9540: Planning a NGSS Unit with a STEM Emphasis

Instructor: Gina Bergskaug
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Course Description

With the guidance of a course template, teachers will develop a successful STEM Next Generation Science Standard teaching unit. Website resources will provide information to aid in the planning the Stem NGSS unit.

Course Goals

Upon completion of this course the teacher will have:

  1. developed a NGSS teaching unit involving at least one STEM lesson
  2. created one STEM teaching lesson plan
  3. related the STEM lesson in #2 to the unit in #1
  4. plan for future improvements based upon assessments in lesson #2
  5. communicated how to teach the plan in #2

Course Objectives

In carrying out the goals of this course the teacher will:

  1. Read, study and respond to given website resources concerning STEM NGSS
  2. Analyze the students for whom the NGSS unit plan will be prepared
  3. Produce a teaching unit plan based on the results of #2
  4. Make a complete STEM NGSS teaching lesson plan as part of the unit in #3
  5. Develop classroom management plans with the help of the findings of #1&2
  6. Identify all elements that will be used in #4
  7. Describe how the elements in #4 will be interwoven through the plan
  8. Create assessment strategies that reflect how successful #4, 5, 6&7 were
  9. Consider future plans based upon #8
  10. Write out instructions for a substitute so she/he can teach the plan.


Gina Bergskaug

B.A., M.A. Curriculum & Instruction

C.A.G.S Educational Leadership, 9-12 chemistry, K-12 Principal, K-12 Director of Curriculum, K-12 Superintendent 21 years.

Gina focuses on rethinking instructional approaches, empowering teachers and students to take risks, and engaging in reflective practices.

Gina’s personal interests are her 4 children and their many activities, running, and cooking.

  • Price: $140
  • 1 Semester Credit/Unit

Instructor: Gina Bergskaug

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