Professional Development


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.


Increase your skills in understanding and enacting the NGSS with our two-day professional development workshop.
July 25–26, 2023
Full-day, onsite (lunch provided)
Cost: $750 per teacher

Can't attend?

If you are interested in the Foundations of NGSS PD but are unable to attend these dates, contact for information on how you can bring this PD to your school.