Teacher Professional Development

NGSS In Action: A Professional Development Series

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have rolled out across the state, and classroom teachers and informal educators alike are exploring the implications for curriculum and approaches to teaching. The Standards call for using local phenomena that are relevant to students, but national curricula can be hard to adapt to local communities. Join the IslandWood education team and King County for a professional development series aimed at exploring ways to use all the dimensions of the new Standards and incorporate culturally responsive approaches as we help students understand and solve real world problems. The content of these workshops is appropriate for any K-8 teacher (or 4-12 for our "Understanding Local Water Systems" session). 

Each session dives more deeply into a different dimension of the standards and, while the sessions can stand alone, each one is designed to build upon the ones that come before. Participants who attend multiple sessions will benefit from the progression and have opportunities to discuss successes and challenges with the group. Registering for and attending all sessions is not required, but we hope you will!

To get more of a glimpse into the series, check out this blog post. Email Derek Jones to be notified when the next series dates have been announced. 

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