Your help could further MMSA’s vision of a brighter STEM future for the State of Maine and the nation. Today, I ask you to support MMSA and become a part of the movement to support exciting new ways for our youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
In partnership with the Maine Department of Education, the Maine Science Teachers Association, Next Generation Science Exemplar (NGSX) Program, and Thomas College, MMSA is pleased to offer “Building Capacity for Next Generation Science Teaching.”
Description: The curricular and pedagogical shifts called for by the authors of the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the NGSS are significant and require high-quality professional learning experiences situated in-, from-, and for- practice. Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance is offering a professional learning pathway aimed at preparing classroom teachers, instructional coaches, teacher leaders, and administrators to understand and implement the changes in science teaching and learning. In this pathway, participants will: (1) experience NGSS designed learning experiences; (2) analyze student artifacts and videos from NGSS designed learning experiences, (3) develop and modify NGSS designed instructional materials, (4) prepare for, implement, and reflect on NGSS designed lessons, and (5) engage in coaching focused on Next Generation Science Teaching. In addition to two in-person Summer Institute days, there will be 12 two-hour virtual coaching sessions during the Fall of 2019. Participants may choose to attend the Summer Institute only or the Summer Institute plus virtual coaching sessions.
Participants have the option of earning 3 credit hours of graduate credit in education from Thomas College for successfully completing the Summer institute plus virtual coaching sessions. Credit hours should be reimbursable through most district tuition reimbursement programs. Participants wishing to earn credit will be required to produce a deliverable at the conclusion of the virtual coaching sessions. In the virtual coaching sessions, participants will either implement an existing NGSS-designed unit, adapt an existing unit to be NGSS-designed, or create their own NGSS-designed unit. The deliverable will vary depending upon participant’s selections, but may include a final storyline, final lessons, or videos and reflections from implementation.
Who is the Facilitator?
Kate Cook, MMSA STEM Specialist, email@example.com
Workshop is for K-12 educators, curriculum coordinators and coaches.
Date & Time: Summer Institute: July 23-24
7:30 am – 8:00 am registration
8:00 am – 4:00 pm workshop
light breakfast & lunch included
Virtual Coaching Sessions: Two hours weekly (times TBD based on availability) from September 3 – November 19
Registration Deadline: July 16, 2019
Location: Maine Mathematics & Science Alliance
219 Capitol Street
Augusta, ME 04330
- $260 for Summer Institute Only
- $870 For Summer Institute plus Virtual Coaching Sessions (without college credit)
- $1317 for Summer Institute, Virtual Coaching Sessions, and College Credit (awarded through Thomas College) *The college credit option requires successful completion of an additional deliverable upon completion of the pathway.
These expenditures may be allowable under your school’s Title II or Title IV plans. Please check with your district federal programs coordinator. See https://www.maine.gov/doe/learning/esea/allocations for district allocations under Title II, Part A and Title IV, Part A.
Note: This professional development offering is also available as an offering for individual districts or cohorts of districts and can be flexibly scheduled. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Additional logistics information will be sent prior to the session.