Loyola University Chicago

Center for Science and Math Education

NGSS Productive Discourse Videos

See interviews, implementation, and classroom discourse from our projects.

The following video resources feature footage from Little Village Academy, a K-8 Chicago Public School, during the 2016-2017 school year. Videos were captured during the capstone year of a four-year partnership focused on building whole-school capacity for implementing science instruction aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, funded by the Chicago Community Trust and the Illinois Board of Higher Education. The videos include a 4th grade classroom, 7th grade classroom, and principal interview demonstrating a whole-school approach to implementing Talk Science, an evidence-based productive discourse strategy from The TERC Inquiry Project. More information on Talk Science can be found at https://inquiryproject.terc.edu/index.html.


4th Grade Science: Productive Classroom Discourse



7th Grade Science: Productive Classroom Discourse


Principal Interview: Supporting NGSS Implementation



Teacher PLC: Formative Assessment Consensus Discussions