NGSS in Your Classroom is a free, 5-day professional development program that will introduce middle and high school science teachers to Maryland’s new vision for science teaching and learning as outlined in The Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Educators will explore the Framework and NGSS in a collaborative, hands-on, learner-centered environment, thereby gaining the knowledge and pedagogical skills necessary to begin adapting their current curriculum to the new NGSS. Participants will complete a Course Project, which consists of modifying a current to lesson to align with NGSS with an emphasis on meaningfully engaging students in the Scientific and Engineering Practices as described in the Framework.Participants will reflect on their course project and share their findings with their colleagues.
Teachers who participate in the NGSS in Your Classroom workshop will come away with:
The 5-day workshop consists of a 4-day summer program (July 7th-10th), with a one-day follow up meeting in the Fall (Saturday, October 25th). Course schedule:
All meetings will take place in downtown Baltimore at Towson University’s Center for STEM Excellence (www.towson.edu/cse, 701 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, 21202). Please note that this event is NOT on Towson’s main campus.
Pending approval from MSDE, participants who successfully complete the course, including full attendance and participation on all days and completion of course project, will be eligible to receive CPD credits. We have received permission to grant 2 AU credits to Baltimore City teachers who successfully complete the program. We anticipate notification of the status of CPD credits in the coming weeks.
Applications can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/NGSS2014 and completed applications will be considered on a first-come, first served basis. For your application to be complete, you will need to ask your principal to submit a "letter of support" found online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/NGSS14_Principal.
Please email Dr. Mary Stapleton at (email@example.com) with questions.