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About Your Instructor – Elizabeth Mirra

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Elizabeth Mirra is a science instructional coach and a middle and high school science educator with more than 15 years of experience. As a science teacher, she has remarkable success boosting students’ motivation and achievement in her science classes. She was involved in reviewing and providing feedback on the Next Generation Science Standards throughout their development and has worked with numerous school districts providing professional development on best science practices and assistance with aligning curriculum to the new standards.

Elizabeth is the recipient of the prestigious President’s Award for Excellence in Science Teaching and is the author of NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS: Training Your Grades 6-12 Science Teachers: How to Effectively Incorporate NGSS into Their Science Instruction, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the institute.

Liz’s presentations are known for being filled with practical, engaging strategies and useful insights that will be helpful for you in your efforts to train and support other science teachers in better aligning their instruction to the Next Generation Science Standards.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Liz’s presentation is the first I have attended that finally pulled the NGSS together, making them realistic and feasible to implement in the classroom.”
– Judy Crull, Science Teacher

“Great! I now have a better idea of NGSS.
– Margaret Warrem, High School Science Teacher

“Liz is fantastic and incredibly engaging.”
– Tamara Barfield, Science Teacher

“We were not just given concepts, we were given the strategies how to implement these concepts. Because of my better understanding of modeling and crosscutting concepts I will now be implementing these in my future science lessons.”
– Patricia Ramsawak, High School Science Teacher

“Liz presents good, practical content on the NGSS. Nice shift from current way of teaching – kids will love it.”
– Amandeep Singh, Science Teacher

“Liz is very knowledgeable and took time to answer all questions. She really changed the way I think about science education. I’m so excited to get back into my classroom!
– Emily Sandy, High School Biology Teacher

“Liz is professional, polished and approachable.”
– Diane Guida, High School Science Teacher

I’m excited to implement NGSS. I feel I now have the tools to make this possible!”
– Jaymie Mikeworth, High School Science Teacher