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.
Discussion and Reflection Sessions
Registration for the current sessions is closed
Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) has partnered with two higher education institutions, Thomas College and Maine Maritime Academy along with the Next Generation Science Exemplar (NGSX) professional learning project and school districts in Maine to provide unique and exciting professional development. Fifty-two teachers from fourteen school districts across the state of Maine will participate in the institutes. Recent grants from the Maine Department of Education and Texas Instruments are making this possible.
There are three parts to this project:
- Institute A – NGSX
- Institute B – MMSA Engineering
- Discussion and Reflection Sessions
NGSX is a face-to-face professional development environment for teacher study groups, in which participants connect to a multi-faceted web platform that contains multiple pathways of learning. The NGSX web platform contains a uniquely configured set of problem-solving tasks aligned with NGSS, tools, resources, classroom video cases, and embedded expertise all designed to advance teachers’ engagement and knowledge building with 3-dimensional science teaching and learning. This unique blended learning environment focuses on explanation, argumentation, and modelling, key practices in the shifts involved in NGSS, set within the disciplinary ideas of matter and its interactions.