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Professional Development

Applications for this course are no longer being accepted.


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.

Registration for SY 2023-24 has closed.

Contact iqst@msichicago.org for information on future dates for this course.