Professional Learning for Science
Delaware offers several opportunities for educators to participate in deep and engaging professional learning focused on NGSS-aligned Science instruction.
Listed below are links to webinars, videos, and self-paced resources.
Professional Learning - Video
Eight videos introducing science teachers to important strategies based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Highlights the major shifts in science instruction, explores the new role of the teacher, and demonstrates new instructional strategies in the high school classroom.
NGSX Becoming a Nextgen Science Teacher
This foundational pathway helps participants to progress beyond simply “learning about” three-dimensional learning and helps them to work with resources critical to facilitating three-dimensional learning in their own classrooms. Participants engage as learners in modeling and constructing explanations of complex phenomena just as their students will. They also learn how to use classroom tools such as productive talk and planning whole group discussions to help create a classroom culture in which all students are supported to go public with their reasoning and build on the ideas of their classmates.
- Participants often include teachers of science, STEM coaches, district science leaders, and informal science educators. This training occurs over 4.5 days.
NGSX PLANS (Principals Learn About, Network and Support 3-Dimensional Science Learning)
This pathway is for building administrators, district instructional leaders and coaches as well as curriculum supervisors interested in acquiring strategies and new understandings to support teachers and students. Instructional leadership and active support at the building and district level is an essential part of a successful outcome for teachers of science and for their students. This pathway experience will help building and district teams identify what needs to be in place to help this new vision for science education become a reality.
- Participants often include building administrators, STEM coaches, curriculum supervisors, district science leaders, informal science educators. This training occurs over 1.5 days.
For more information on these professional learning opportunities, contact Tonyea Mead or the Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development workgroup at 302-735-4180.