Launching NGSS Teacher Training Project


Teachers testing energy use of different lightbulbs

Teachers testing energy use of different lightbulbs

Funded by a grant from All Points North Foundation, a new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) teacher training program has been launched through San José State University. “Next Generation Science Standards were designed to improve science education for all students, yet many teachers lack training on the new standards and how to implement them,” said Laura Staich, Executive Director of All Points North Foundation. “We are excited to support this middle school teacher training that serves a socio-economically diverse population as they become familiar with these new science standards.”

This joint effort of the Green Ninja team and the Bay Area Environmental STEM Institute will provide middle school teachers with an intensive four-day hands-on summer institute, followed by ongoing support throughout the academic year. Using a learning sequence centered on climate change, this Next Generation Science Standards training project began on July 11th and continues through July 14th on the San José State University campus. As they apply what they learn during the summer institute, participating teachers will impact approximately 1,000 local middle school students during the 2016-2017 school year.

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