Q&A with Jessica Thompson, assistant professor, University of Washington College of Education.
In 20013, Washington state adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, a new approach to science instruction that focuses on doing, rather than simply listening.
Jessica Thompson describes science education in the age of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), focusing on the best way to mentor teachers and support students.
Learn how your kids' science classes will differ from the science class you remember and how new methods of teaching are preparing our kids for the jobs of the future.
Topics covered in the video:
- What's different about Next Generation Science instruction
- How teachers are being prepared to teach hands-on science
- How we can build networks of support so students can be successful in science
- How to encourage more students, especially girls and minorities, to pursue science careers
About Jessica Thompson
A former high school and middle school science teacher, Jessica Thompson is currently an assistant professor at the University of Washington College of Education. Her scholarship focuses on building K-12 networks that support experienced and novice teachers in innovative and equitable science instruction.
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