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Science

In-person, On-site Professional Development Workshops

  • This workshop offers a comprehensive look at the Next Generation Science Standards. Standards Solution’s offers this workshop as a full- or half-day presentation. Participants will examine the construct of the new Standards as designed for different grade levels. This interactive workshop explores the progression of key concepts and skills as students move through different grade levels. Finally, participants will consider the impact the new Standards will have on instruction and assessment. Participants in the full-day workshop consider the NGSS appendices and how they inform instruction.
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  • The publication of the Next Generation of Science Standards (NGSS) in spring 2013 has introduced a new and challenging framework for the development of science curriculum and instruction. In this workshop, the process of constructivist science instruction outlined in the 5E Model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate) is expanded to incorporate the three dimensional framework introduced in these Standards. At the conclusion of this workshop, instructors will know how to design lessons that employ the 5E model and the NGSS.
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  • Using the NSTA’s “Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It” series, professional development providers will review the major concepts, skills, and instructional approaches to improve science instruction in middle school. Topics can include any or all of the following areas: Light, Forces and Motion, Energy, Sound, Air, Water and Weather, Chemistry Basics, and More Chemistry Basics.
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  • This workshop presents the Next Generation Science Standards Cross Cutting Concepts. The Cross Cutting Concepts are the lenses through which phenomena can be studied from different perspectives. While they are the hardest dimension to implement, they are also incredibly powerful. During this workshop, participants will conduct and receive numerous activities that can be applied directly in the classroom to hone their students’ understanding of the Cross Cutting Concepts.
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  • The Next Generation Science Standards state the need to significantly change how we approach science education. Simply reading the NGSS or knowing its structure does not lead to NGSS expertise in implementation. This workshop includes specific instructional strategies that are needed to understand and implement the Science and Engineering Practices of the NGSS.
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