The Next Generations Science Standards (NGSS) are the nation's new K–12 science standards, rich in content and practice. The NGSS are arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines to provide all students an internationally-benchmarked science education.
We've compiled a professional development toolkit to share what we’ve learned during three years of running Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) trainings for hundreds of teachers throughout the Bay Area. The tools and activities included here:
are not intended to be an individual learning experience or self-guided course.
are not intended to be classroom activities for K-12 students.
ARE designed to help you facilitate successful NGSS training for a team of educators.
All of these activities are flexible and modular. You can use them all together, or just pick and choose a few that meet your needs. You can combine them with your own materials, adapt them to suit your specific audience, or just use them as they are. While suggestions for sequencing are provided, you can easily create your own learning pathway for your group of teachers.
However you choose to use these resources, the teachers you work with will gain knowledge, insight, and confidence about the NGSS!