If you’re beginning the school year feeling like you need more support with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), NSTA has the answer for you! This September and October, NSTA is offering Shifting to the NGSS: Professional Book Study for Secondary Teachers, an online book study for secondary school educators (grades 6–12) that provides a comprehensive introduction to the NGSS.
The book study centers around the Enhanced E-book: Discover the NGSS: Primer and Unit Planner and takes place during four live web seminars scheduled from 7:15–8:45 pm Eastern time, September 17 and 24, and October 1 and 8. Participants can also join in on asynchronous discussions with other participants and with the web seminar presenters, Tricia Shelton and Jessica Holman.
The book study allows for six hours of live exchange with experts and other educators, in addition to time spent participating in the moderated discussion forum. And, the nice thing is you can participate from your home or office—no travel or fancy dress is required!
Kick off the school year with this online program and learn how to identify phenomena that can drive student learning and design NGSS lessons that work coherently within a storyline or unit of study. And, be engaged along the way! As one previous participant wrote, “It was flexible, relevant, interesting and engaging. It was not a dry lecture with a brilliant philosopher speaking jargon that was undecodable. I like that although the final session is over, I have enough resources to continue my personal planning.”