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NGSS Summer Institute in South Jersey
August 3 @ 9:00 am - August 7 @ 3:30 pm
Is your classroom NGSS-aligned? As we begin our fourth year of implementation, many educators
are ready to deepen their understanding of several foundational aspects of the NGSS:
• developing and using phenomena,
• developing instructional and assessment tasks that meaningfully integrate practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas,
• prompting student responses using crosscutting concepts,
• supporting students in using core ideas to construct explanations supported by arguments,
• supporting students in defining engineering problems and developing/optimizing solutions.
The Science Education Institute at Raritan Valley Community College offers a week-long Institute designed to support K-12 teachers and administrators with the implementation of the NGSS. This Institute follows the recommendations from the latest National Academies of Sciences Report and incorporates what we are learning about NGSS implementation through our work with thousands of teachers in New Jersey and across the nation.
The Summer Institute provides an immersive experience with the vision behind the NGSS and its three dimensions: the core ideas, the practices, and the crosscutting concepts. Participants engage in NGSS-aligned investigations to experience how practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas are meaningfully integrated in instruction and assessments in physical science, life science, earth science,
and engineering. The institute includes K-12 sessions to illustrate how the NGSS develops across grades as well as breakout sessions for grades K-5 and 6-12. Every day there will be multiple opportunities for reflection and structured time to plan NGSS-aligned investigations.
The week-long Institute is held on August 3-7, 2020 at Delran High School in Delran, NJ.
Each day begins promptly at 9 am and ends at 3:30 pm. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
The Institute is led by Dr. Wil van der Veen, a nationally recognized expert on the NGSS and science
education. Participants will work in small groups that are facilitated by experienced classroom
teachers from our NGSS Teacher Leader Program.
The fee is $350 for the Institute in August at Delran High School; Register early as our Summer Institute tends to fill up quickly!
To develop a long-term NGSS professional development plan for your district,
contact Dr. Wil van der Veen at firstname.lastname@example.org.