Are you teaching a new Smithsonian Science for the Classroom unit this year?

Or would you like a chance to learn more about them? We have two professional learning opportunities this summer to help you learn more.

Curriculum Open House

Teaching a new unit? Sign up today to have a chance to dig in before the school year starts!

Dates: Aug. 12-16      

Introduction to Smithsonian Science for the Classroom

Join us for a one day workshop, Aug. 14th with Dr. Amy D'Amico from the Smithsonian Science Education Center.

Don't you think it's about time?

What is NextGen TIME?

NextGen TIME is a suite of tools and processes for curriculum-based professional learning that supports educators to evaluate, select, and implement instructional materials designed for next generation science. NextGen TIME empowers educators to aim higher and accomplish more during the instructional materials selection process. It’s not just about choosing better materials, but about improving next generation science instruction for all students.

Specifically, NextGen TIME will:

  • allow districts and educators to analyze and select materials based on key criteria and scoring guidance, and
  • provide educators with a transformative professional learning experience highly focused on the NGSS and the implementation of high quality materials designed for next generation science.

What will this process look like for you?

Districts will assemble teams of teachers and administrators to take the lead and bring information for decision making back to their districts.

District teams will conduct the Prepare & Prescreen processes to determine their readiness and determine which instructional materials they wish to review.

  • Additional resources and professional development can be provided if needed.

District teams will participate in a three-day workshop to learn the NextGen TIME process for conducting the in-depth Paperscreen to make evidence-based decisions about which programs to Pilot.

  • Teams or individuals may need to complete addition Paperscreening after the workshop.

District teams will participate in a ½ day workshop to prepare for the Pilot. Piloting will include teaching one unit from each program still under consideration.

District teams will share all instructional material review data to help inform others using the NextGen TIME process.

Districts teams will each make their own independent, evidence-based decisions about which instructional materials to adopt. They will then Plan strategies for a successful implementation.

  • Additional support and consultancy can be provided if needed.

Do you have a few minutes to learn more?


NextGen TIME Workshops

Port Washington, June 19-21

Green Bay, July 31 - Aug. 2 @ UWGB

Mauston, Aug. 21

Contact us to learn more.


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