PASS MSP Participant Resources

This is a page for PASS cohort members to find links and downloads of resources to help them implement NGSS Science and Engineering Practices and Modeling Instruction in their classrooms.

Next Generation Science Standards

Evaluation and assessment instruments

Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP)

Modeling Implementation Rubric (MIR)

Lawson Test of Scientific Reasoning

Articles and readings about Modeling Instruction, Whiteboarding & Classroom Discourse

Modeling Instruction: How to do it! (this was written for an audience of physics teachers but the process is the same no matter what subject you teach)

Helping Students Construct Robust Conceptual Models (Megowan-Romanowicz)

Framing Discourse for Optimal Learning Excerpts (Megowan)

Notes for a Modeling Theory of Science, Cognition and Instruction (Hestenes)

Modeling Games in a Newtonian World (Hestenes)

Miscellaneous slide decks from 2013 Spring Saturday session and 2013 Summer workshop

 Sample Instructional Unit

Christi’s Velocity & Acceleration Unit

 Participant-created Instructional Units

The Big Bang Theory

Energy and Interdependence in Ecosystems

Classification of Life

The program is finished: How did we do?

PASS Program Evaluation for Summer 2014


2 thoughts on “PASS MSP Participant Resources”

  1. Would it be possible for Rich to put copies of his worksheets from is labs on this site? I would like (with his permission) to redo in my classes. I really learned (relearned better) so much from him. He has changed my point of view in a positive direction 🙂


    1. Hi Lori,

      I don’t have worksheets from my labs? Can you be a bit more specific about what you’re looking for?



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