High School Biology - Designed to NGSS

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Through ongoing partnership with teachers across New York City, New Visions has developed this course map for a high school biology course fully designed to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). Each unit follows a common structure: students engage with an anchor phenomenon and develop questions; go through sequences of learning and sense-making to develop and iterate on answers to those questions; then complete a three-dimensional performance task.

Unit 1 -- Marathon Runner -- has been reviewed by the Achieve Peer Review Panel using the EQuIP rubric, and will be available on the Quality Examples of Lessons and Units page soon. The remaining units are in development now. Links to the blueprints for each unit are provided below. The units will continue to be published here as they are revised and finalized. 

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Funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York supports this project and other work to design instructional materials and professional learning systems to the Next Generation Science Standards and New York State Science Learning Standards.