This strand of STEM professional learning is designed to help you to get your feet wet. The offerings here can serve as a great introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards or serve as a springboard to help you grow as an educator. They are meant to be bite-sized learning opportunities to spark your curiosity and confidence as a STEM educator.
While much of what is offered here is on-demand, and self-paced, we would be happy to deliver in-person workshops your school of district.
When you are ready for more, check out the second pathway, Next Steps for STEM Professional Learning.
Learn how the Next Generation Science Standards can foster deeper understanding. The most fundamental shift we need to make for NGSS is in the delivery of our instruction.
DCIs, SEPs, and CCCs, Oh, my! Discover the components of the Next Generation Science Standards. Learn how to integrate these three dimensions to create rich learning experiences for your students.
Do you already have engaging lessons that you don't want to give up on? Explore strategies to integrate the Science & Engineering Practices and the Crosscutting Concepts into what you are already doing.
Have you wanted to get your students coding? Before diving deeper with Code.org training, learn the basics of what coding is and how you can use it to teach computer science to all students!
Can I really teach engineering? Discover how engineering is different than science and why it was included in the new science standards. Learn simple ways to integrate it with what you are already teaching.
Science instruction is undergoing a major overhaul. Do you understand the instructional shifts teachers will need to make? Discover the basics of NGSS and how you can support teachers as they transform their instruction.