Professional Learning

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K-12 Science 

NGSX - The Next Generation Science Exemplar 

Click here for a list of available NGSX workshops.

The Next Generation Science Exemplar System for Professional Development (NGSX) is a web-based PD environment designed to engage teachers in working with the practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas in the National Research Council's Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards. Throughout this workshop, you will learn about and develop models, engage in evidence-based argumentation and explanation, and explore classroom video cases --- all designed to help you help your students build their understanding and explanations of natural phenomena.  For more information about being a host-site, see the attached PDF(NGSX - Host Site Information.pdf). To learn more about NGSX visit the NGSX site or email Jessica Ashley or Mike Gallagher.  

Shifting to the Michigan Science Standards Through Assessment​

June, 26-29 2017  

Participants in this 4-day workshop will:
• Develop the knowledge and skills for designing and implementing valid and reliable performance assessment tasks and scoring guides;

• Gain the opportunity to join an on-going, county-wide assessment development team, which will embark on the challenge of developing, implementing, and improving model NGSS aligned assessment resources;

• Gain classroom-ready assessment tasks and rubrics, which will help them make the transition to the new vision for science education.

An assessment consortium to follow in 2017-18.

Modeling Instruction 

Modeling Instruction in Secondary Science 

The Modeling Instruction in Michigan program has applications up for 8 new workshops that will occur during the summer of 2017. 

Apply here:    (click on Events)

Elementary Science

The Arts in Engineering / Young Problem Solvers...By Design

​June, 2017 - Three days (details TBD)

Elementary Science Curriculum Network for Grades K-3  (download flyer​) 

 ​Grades K & 1

October 18, 2016;  November 30, 2016;  March 22, 2017
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Grades 2 & 3
September 20, 2016;  November 22, 2016;  March 21, 2017
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Elementary Science Curriculum Network for Grades 4-5 (download flyer)

October 25, 2016;  December 6, 2016;  March 7, 2017
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


 A Crash Course for Administrators: Supporting the New Vision for Science Education (download flyer - note date change to Dec 1​)

December 1, 2016
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

2017-2018 Professional Learning Opportunities 

 Coming Soon!