Foundations of NGSS
Teachers enhance their capacity to integrate Next Generation Science Standards-aligned instruction across grade levels.
About the course
This two-day course allows participants to:
- Gain a thorough understanding of the three-dimensional, phenomena-driven instructional approach to teaching, including the shifts laid out in A Framework for K-12 Science Education.
- Experience, and reflect on, 3D phenomenon-based instruction that requires sense-making via science practices to meaningfully support their students in this type of learning.
- Understand and analyze student coherence within their curriculum in order to better teach grade level appropriate science concepts in alignment with NGSS.
- Have opportunities to build confidence teaching the NGSS alongside a community of science teachers.
This course is designed for science teachers, curriculum specialists or administrators for K-8th grades who have little familiarity with NGSS expectations for science teaching and learning.
Note: Participants will receive books and resources to support their integration of NGSS into their classrooms. This course does not provide a complete NGSS curriculum.
If you are interested in the Foundations of NGSS PD but are unable to attend these dates, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how you can bring this PD to your school.