NGSS Workshops

The Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Academy for Teachers at the Connecticut Science Center: Transforming Science Classrooms through Professional Learning

NGSS Workshops


The NGSS District Transition Planning Workshop

This one-day workshop is designed to help vertical district teams to create or improve multi-year NGSS-aligned plans.
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Elements of the NGSS

This offering provides foundational awareness of the three dimensions of the NGSS in a half-day or full-day experience.
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This two day workshop is designed to provide educators possessing little or no knowledge of the NGSS with a basic understanding of three-dimensional learning and the vision of these new standards.
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The Practice of NGSS

This program offers a solid foundation around NGSS instructional practices designed to help teams of K-12 science educators shift their teaching to support the Next Generation Science Standards.
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Making Sense

Making Sense of NGSS

Created with resources from the California Academy of the Science, the Making Sense workshop provides an overview of the NGSS and the three-dimensional learning called for by the standards and A Framework from K-12 Science Education.
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Assessment Workshop

NGSS Assessment Workshop

Created with support from the Connecticut State Department of Education, the NGSS Assessment workshop provides experiences with high-quality assessment tasks for the NGSS.
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science exemplar system

The Next-Gen Science Exemplar System

NGSX is a suite of blended professional learning pathways designed to help teams of K-12 science educators apply the pedagogical shifts described in the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the NGSS to their own teaching and to help principals in providing support along the way.
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ngss curriculum institute

The NGSS Curriculum Unit Development Institute

This institute trains teams to use the state-endorsed, rigorously tested process for developing units that support the NGSS.
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Contact information

For further information please contact us at:
Phone: (860) 520-2193