Taking Next Generation Science Standards for Your Classroom
- Monday, August 14, 2017 from 10:30am to 4:30pm
- Willson School, Bozeman
Montana State University's National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN) offers a week-long course that will help K-8 teachers build curriculum materials that align to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Participants can earn OPI renewal units or Continuing Education Units.
The course runs Aug. 14 to 18 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Willson School in Bozeman. Registration is $50 and enrollment is limited to 20 teachers.
Participating teachers will use grade-specific units that group appropriate Performance Expectations (from the NGSS standards page) to help them develop activities for their particular classroom. Participants will first learn how to "read" NGSS standards for their grade level and how to use the 5Es curriculum model to build their individual classroom experiences. The second part of the workshop will be hands-on building of science classroom activities. Teachers will be able to work individually or with small groups of teachers from the same grade level.
The course is taught by Gerry Wheeler, MSU emeritus professor of physics, and emeritus executive director, National Science Teachers Association. Wheeler has served on advisory boards for Discovery Communications’ Science Channel and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) as well as many other science and engineering-related organizations. He has also served as a consultant for nationally broadcast children’s STEM programming, including 3-2-1 Contact and Walt Disney Educational Media Productions. He lives in Bozeman and is president of the 501(c)3 non-profit Quality STEM Education.
The National Teachers Enhancement Network is an MSU program that offers online graduate courses, non-credit learning opportunities and free resources for teachers. The program has served more than 20,000 teachers since its launch in 1993.