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Affordable NGSS Professional Development Workshops


CSTA is proud to partner with Peter McLaren to provide a series of NGSS professional development at a low cost for our members.  It is easy to join CSTA, and this is one of the many benefits of joining. 

McLaren was a member of the national writing committee for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  He has also served on a number of committees including the National Academy of Engineering’s Guiding Implementation of K-12 Engineering Education committee, and the National Academy of Science’s Committee for Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards (NRC, 2014) and was a contributor to the NRC publication Seeing Students Learn Science (NRC, 2017) 

Space is limited to 100 participants. Don’t miss this opportunity to be trained by a writer of NGSS. 

All sessions will be held at the Academy of Science and Innovation, 600 Slater Road, New Britain.  You do not have to be present at all of the sessions to benefit.

Rescheduled date will be posted and sent to all registered.

Workshop 2: ASSESSING 3-D LEARNING:  USING FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TO INFORM STUDENT LEARNING IN A NGSS CLASSROOM    

Presenter: Peter McLaren - Next Gen Education, LLC

This full-day workshop is designed to provide educators with an understanding of formative assessment components and prompts that focus on individual practices, core ideas, or crosscutting concepts.  The goal of this workshop is to help educators understand how, collectively, these components can support educators as they make inferences about students’ three-dimensional science learning. Saturday, January 20 from 9:00AM-3:00PM  CSTA members only, $10.00  

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Workshop 4: THREE-DIMENSIONAL LESSONS:  ADAPTING A TRADITIONAL LESSON TO SUPPORT THREE-DIMENSIONAL TEACHING AND LEARNING   

Presenter: Peter McLaren - Next Gen Education, LLC

This full-day workshop will bring educators through a process where they will adapt a traditional lesson to support three-dimensional instruction.  Educators will bring along a lesson to which they are familiar and learn how to integrate science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts.  Educators will use tools and templates designed to help facilitate the adaptation process. Saturday, May 5 from 9:00AM-3:00PM

CSTA Members only, $10.00


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Student Opportunities
  • National Youth Science Camp - applications are due on February 28, 2018.  Camp is from June 27-July 21.  Two graduating senior students from Connecticut will be selected to go. 


Go to Publications to see the new Spring/Summer Connecticut Journal of Science Education (members only)

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