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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Dr. Marquita Blades is an experienced and award-winning secondary science teacher, international speaker, author, and science consultant. Marquita’s diverse experiences have put her on the front line of the implementation and integration of Next Generation Science Standards. She has managed national STEM programs for secondary level students and has served as a curriculum and assessment developer, and professional learning facilitator for numerous school districts.

Marquita is passionate about helping fellow secondary science teachers practically and powerfully implement the 3-dimensional learning framework of the Next Generation Science Standards. She is also the author of Increasing Student Mastery of the Next Generation Science Standards though Practical Implementation of Crosscutting Concepts and Science & Engineering Standards, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

Join Marquita for a valuable day filled with practical strategies you can use tomorrow to inspire and excite your students about science and increase their mastery of the NGSS.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Amazing! Cannot wait to implement these strategies.
Erica Bornhoft, Science Teacher

“Thank you so much for the wonderful and inspiring ideas. Loved the pace of the PD and your passion for/knowledge of teaching science.”
Diana Hagan, Biology Teacher

“I learned a lot of techniques that I will use in my classroom. This was a great seminar!”
Carlie Perretta, Science Teacher

“I judge all professional development based on whether or not I could potentially apply it the next day in class. Dr. Blades did a great job reconciling the theory behind NGSS with the realities we face every day in our classrooms. I can’t wait to implement her techniques in my classroom.”
Derek Srygley, Physics/Science Teacher

“This seminar was well worth the time and money. The resources that come with the seminar are chock full of lessons to incorporate into the classroom, giving ways to differentiate at so many levels.”
Anne Carroll, Chemistry Teacher

I’ve attended several NGSS workshops and this was the best. It provided things to use in the classroom using lessons and labs that I already do. I’m very excited to use these strategies.”
Megan Lozier, Earth Science Teacher

“Thank you for all of the wonderful strategies. This was the best workshop I have been to in my entire career. I will be using these in my classroom for years to come.”
Brian Cofresi, Science Teacher

“I love that I’m walking away from this seminar with ideas I can use immediately in my classroom. I’m excited to implement these strategies”
Megan Daley, Science Teacher

“Dr. Blades is incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. She shared so many applicable ideas.”
S. Ackerman, Science Teacher

Loved it! You inspired me to take my teaching a step further! I didn’t know quite how to bring it up a notch, but now I feel equipped.”
Ramona McGillirray, Science Teacher