Free webinars on science standards scheduled

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is conducting a series of free web seminars in the coming months with the focus of each webinar on a different grade level.  The design of these 90 minute webinars is to deepen teacher understanding of how the three dimensions of the Framework (practices, core ideas and crosscutting concepts) are intended to be blended in classroom instruction. Expectations at each grade level will be examined along with the presentation of sample of teaching and learning. All webinars run from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

These web seminars will be led by:

  • Carla Zembal-Saul, professor of science education, department head of Curriculum and Instruction, and Kahn Professor of STEM Education at Penn State University. She is a former middle school science teacher whose research and practice have focused on elementary teacher development as it relates to supporting children’s scientific discourse and practices for constructing evidence-based explanations
  • Mary Starr, executive director of the Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network (MMSCN).
  • Kathy Renfew, K-5 science Coordinator for the Vermont Agency of Education

Dates for the kindergarten through fifth grade webinars, information and registration links are listed below. Registered participants will be sent reminders with login instructions prior to their event.

Teaching NGSS in Elementary School—Kindergarten, Wednesday, Sept. 17

Teaching NGSS in Elementary School—First Grade, Wednesday, Oct. 22

Teaching NGSS in Elementary School—Second Grade, Wednesday, Nov. 19

Teaching NGSS in Elementary School—Third Grade, Wednesday, Dec. 17

Teaching NGSS in Elementary School—Fourth Grade, Wednesday, Jan. 21

Teaching NGSS in Elementary School—Fifth Grade, Wednesday, Feb. 18

For more information including online registration, please visit the NSTA Learning Center’s website.