High School

Assessment and Standards-Based Grading in STEM This three-day workshop will guide you through the steps to set up your classes for standards-based grading. We will show you an incremental approach to implementing SBG principles, provide sample learning standards, assessments, and gradebooks, and give you structured time and feedback as you tailor these tools for your own classes. Throughout, we will consider
Introduction to Active Learning in STEM During this one-week introduction to the principles of active learning in STEM, we’ll introduce several strategies such as facilitating student discourse, modeling, multiple representations in problem solving, and curriculum design. We will explore these ideas by investigating content from several cross-cutting-concepts within the physical and life science contexts at middle and high school levels. You'll
Teaching Biology and the Living Environment via the NGSS This workshop will explore active learning strategies for deepening your students’ understanding of crucial concepts in biology and the living environment, and help you effectively implement a student-centered and NGSS aligned approach to science education. During this session, teachers will engage in thought-provoking, pertinent experiments that you can utilize in your own classroom. As a
NGSS and Phenomena-Based Learning Experience learning from a phenomenal perspective! In this workshop, participants will learn how to use phenomena to engage students in Next Generation Science Standards, which integrate science practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. Phenomena are observable events that occur in the world and something educators can use to inspire discussion and understanding of key
Unit Planning & Curriculum Development with NGSS In this workshop we will be using all three dimensions of NGSS to design a coherent and conceptual unit plan that will foster enduring understanding of not only content but the big ideas in science. By the end of the workshop you will leave with a completed NGSS-aligned unit plan ready for implementation in your
Design, Engineering and Maker Cultures Interested in learning more about the engineering and design process, and how to incorporate it into your classroom? This workshop is designed to show how you can infuse engineering and design thinking into your curriculum. Drawing from the NGSS Engineering Design standards we'll explore how students can use design and affordable makerspace technologies to ask