- NGSS via NSTA AMAZING RESOURCE!
- Michigan State University
- Pearson Programs
- K12 Alliance
- STEM Teaching Tools
- Local (state) Teacher Associations
- County Office of Education
- Local teacher leaders
I have attended trainings by former teachers (now retired or working for companies) and non-teachers, but in truth, I found that many of these people are not going to implement what they are sharing, and because NGSS is so different, this is a red flag for me. I trust teachers that are in the classroom, doing what I'm doing. Theory and research are all fine, but boots on the ground experience is what teachers need. Many of the workshops I have attended have left me scratching my head because these people simply are NOT going to do NGSS.
I would encourage that we look for PDs/workshops that are led by teachers that are hands-on in approach. Online learning is great, but sometimes being in the same room with a group of teachers is a powerful and needed experience. Collaboration is the key to success!
I have blogged about and shared some of the amazing presentation I have attended in regards to NGSS. Below are a list of some of the workshops that I have presented. I have presented at NSTA, CSTA as well as various schools. I believe in a hands-on environment where teachers are doing and sharing out. I love collaborating with teachers and sharing what works! A good tool in the hands of a powerful teacher can transform the classroom experience. I'm just bringing the tools.
- Scientific Modeling
- Developing 3D Assessments
- Experimental Design for Students
- Engineering vs Science
- Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
- What is NGSS: A K-8 Focus
- NGSS in the Classroom: A Focus on Engineering Practices
- Making NGSS Lessons
- Inquiry in the Classroom
- Bioenergetics: It Finally Makes Sense
- The Teenage Mind