NGSS Professional Development Initiatives and Resources

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The 2020 CONNECT-ED Summer Institute has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for the summer of 2021.

CONNECT-ED: Developing Multiple Levels of Explanations for Phenomena
July 14-16, 2020, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Lawrenceville, NJ

During this Summer Institute, we will be investigating phenomena in life science, physical science, and Earth science. Participants will be guided in using relevant Core Ideas to develop models and construct explanations appropriate for the grade level they teach: elementary, middle, or high school. These multiple levels of models and explanations will be discussed and compared, after which Teacher Leaders will share and discuss models and explanations developed by their own students. At the conclusion of the Institute, participants will plan investigations in which students are guided to develop grade-level appropriate models and explanations for phenomena of their choice.

$250 Registration Fee (includes lunch)
Earn 20 Professional Development Credits

Lead Facilitators: Wil van der Veen, Cathlene Leary-Elderkin, and NGSS Teacher Leaders

Contact information: [email protected] or 609-896-5333

Collection of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Resources