The Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Academy for Teachers at the Connecticut Science Center: Transforming Science Classrooms through Professional LearningThe Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Academy for Teachers is the Connecticut Science Center's high-impact professional development program for educators. High-quality educators are at the core of student achievement. They must provide our children with the skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that have become essential to understanding global issues and building successful careers. The Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Academy for Teachers is committed to supplying educators with professional learning experiences that support rigorous educational standards. The Mandell Academy transforms classroom instruction, supporting success for all students. Mandell Academy offerings include: the Inquiry for Teaching and Learning Series for K-12 teachers of all subjects; a suite of K-12 offerings in support of the Next Generation Science Standards, including Why NGSS?, The Practice of NGSS, the Next-Gen Science Exemplar System (NGSX), and the NGSS Curriculum Unit Development Institute; and Engineering is Elementary. The Mandell Academy partners with select schools and districts on the implementation of comprehensive, customized plans involving professional development, coaching, and related support focused on NGSS and inquiry across subjects. If you are interested in being a Mandell Academy partner, please contact us.