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Best Strategies to Help Your Students Achieve the NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS (Grades K-6)

Presented by Margorie Porter
Outstanding Science Teacher, NGSS and STEM Educator and National Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades K-6: Classroom Teachers, Science Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Technology Integration Specialists, Instructional Assistants, and Administrators

  • Practical and timesaving strategies to successfully incorporate the NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS (NGSS) into your daily instruction without spending hours of extra planning time
  • Resources, lessons and ideas that will strengthen and encourage creativity and innovation while addressing the NGSS and other content areas you teach
  • Exciting ways to integrate science inquiry, content and process into what you are already teaching
  • Easy-to-follow strategies for incorporating NGSS-anchored STEM activities into daily lessons

Practical Ideas and Strategies

For many, the thought of implementing the Next Generation Science Standards in the classroom is overwhelming! Without question, you have a passion and enthusiasm for teaching, but probably lack the time and resources necessary to research and develop lessons that embrace the NGSS. In this NEW, highly practical and engaging seminar, you will discover an extensive collection of ideas and practical strategies for incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards into your existing elementary school curriculum.

You will learn how to navigate the NGSS and use them as a tool for motivating and encouraging learners in scientific discovery and design, and leave with dozens of new ideas and valuable resources that will put science “center stage” in the classroom, without sacrificing other important learning objectives. This lively, interactive seminar will introduce novel ways to leverage science as a mechanism for generating excitement for and interest in all subjects – reading, math, social studies, and writing.

Marjorie Porter will clearly outline a variety of approaches that inspire creativity and exploration through hands-on learning, and will showcase NGSS-based activities that engage students in the excitement of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Learn the Key Components for Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards in Your K-6 Science Classroom
    Discover exciting ways to integrate science inquiry, content and process into what you are already teaching in your K-6 classrooms … Practical ideas you can use right away!
  2. Key Strategies to Weave the Next Generation Science Standards into Your Everyday Lessons
    Learn how you can use the NGSS to make science a natural part of other content areas including reading, math, writing, and social studies
  3. Discover Exciting Ways to Get Started Immediately with the NGSS
    No need to start from scratch! Learn how to successfully navigate the NGSS Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Core Ideas to build comprehensive cross-content lessons
  4. Numerous Classroom-Ready Strategies and Activities
    You’ll take away lessons, activities and ideas that will energize your instruction and get students excited about learning and problem solving
  5. Timesaving NGSS Ideas and Resources
    Receive dozens of ready-to-use ideas and resources that will help you fine-tune what you’re already doing to save hours of time spent planning and searching for what works … The work has been done for you!
  6. Use “Explanatory Modeling” to Drive Student Learning
    You will practice the step-by-step process of “explanatory modeling” as a way to facilitate knowledge-construction among your students … Learn to embrace “talk moves” and “consensus-building” to help children learn from each other
  7. Involve Students in Imaginative Engineering Design Challenges
    Encourage creativity and invention with meaningful activities and project based learning projects that encourage collaboration … Practice and learn simple strategies to engage your students in 21st century learning through exploration, innovation and problem solving – all key skills for future success
  8. Ideas to Create a Student-Centered Classroom Using STEM Topics
    Learn how to engage more students using an active learning approach to teaching STEM … Understand how science can serve as a cornerstone for practicing and learning content in all areas including reading, writing, math, social studies, and art
  9. Strategies to Incorporate Science into What You are Already Teaching
    How you can use the NGSS as a way to weave science inquiry and curiosity into what you are already teaching daily in your K-6 classrooms
  10. Explore a Variety of Highly Useful Tools and Templates to Catalyze Inquiry, Exploration and Independent Investigation
    Get the tools you need to guide students through the scientific process … Questioning techniques and tips to help students solve problems

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Practical, doable strategies for successfully integrating the NGSS into your instruction without re-inventing your science program
  • New approaches for making “3-D” connections to existing teaching units
  • Dozens of links to lessons, online resources and templates that will simplify your transition to a NGSS-centered classroom
  • Easy-to-follow strategies for incorporating phenomenon-anchored STEM activities into your daily lessons
  • Unique ideas and approaches to further encourage your students to explore, research, design, invent, and create
  • Numerous tips, strategies, activities, and classroom-ready ideas to help you incorporate STEM lessons into your existing curriculum
  • Ideas and suggestions for developing lessons that incorporate several of the Next Generation Science Standards at once
  • Better understand how to easily navigate and integrate the three major components of the NGSS
  • Outstanding, step-by-step examples of how to connect the NGSS to other learning goals you already teach
  • Dozens of useful and valuable classroom-ready ideas that will encourage and strengthen science inquiry through challenging and collaborative learning experiences
  • Proven methods for catalyzing student interest in the natural world utilizing scientific modeling
  • Realistic ideas for practicing and reinforcing evidence-based learning skills with your students
  • Strategies for using project-based learning in ways that encourage independent learning, data collection and problem solving
  • Practical strategies for stimulating curiosity and encouraging creative thinking and problem solving
  • Exceptional resources for incorporating highly effective and authentic problem-solving challenges into existing curricular units
  • A wealth of ideas and ready-to-use tools for strengthening your science program to make it come alive for you and your students

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As K-6 educators, we understand that young children love to investigate the world around them, trying to make sense of it by touching, tasting, building, dismantling, creating, discovering, and exploring. For your students, this isn’t education – it’s natural! Children are born scientists, engineers and problem-solvers, yet research tells us that by the time they reach fourth grade, a third of boys and girls have lost their interest in science. Constraints placed on elementary school educators often restrict the freedom they have to incorporate science as a separate strand within the curriculum. In addition, primary teachers may feel understandably anxious about teaching STEM subjects because it is not their area of certification. For many, the thought of implementing the Next Generation Science Standards in the classroom is overwhelming.

I invite you to join me for this fast-paced and exciting workshop, during which I will outline multiple, highly practical strategies and tools for actively engaging your students using the NGSS as a guide. I’ll share a diverse range of meaningful, hands-on STEM lessons and activities that will help your students become “future-ready.” I will help you create a more learner-centered and activity-based classroom style that will result in better retention of knowledge and skills. I am looking forward to sharing detailed and effective techniques that will embrace cooperative learning and creative design. This unique professional development opportunity will leave you feeling empowered—and more confident about employing the NGSS in your classroom!

Sincerely,
Marjorie Porter

P.S. You will leave this seminar inspired, enthusiastic and ready to infuse innovative NGSS strategies into your current instruction and programs!

Who Should Attend

Educators Serving Grades K-6: Classroom Teachers, Science Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Technology Integration Specialists, Instructional Assistants, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Specific guidelines for successfully navigating the NGSS and recognizing cross-curricular connections, where science can be woven into existing teaching units
  • Dozens of links to lessons, online resources and templates that will simplify your transition to a science-centered classroom
  • Easy-to-follow strategies for incorporating NGSS-anchored STEM activities into daily lessons
  • Unique ideas and approaches to further encourage your students to explore, research, design, invent, and create

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in helping their K-6 students achieve the Next Generation Science Standards.

Consultation Available
Marjorie Porter will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your science program.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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