The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) represent the largest conceptual shift in teaching science in decades. The addition of engineering design and an increased emphasis on the practices of science could revolutionize science education. However this revolution will only occur if teachers understand the standards and make changes in their classrooms. This two-day workshop will focus on 3-Dimensional instructional strategies that realize the potential of the NGSS. Special consideration will be given to the cross-cutting concepts as a both a thematic and practical lens to drive science instruction. Assessments aligned to the new standards will be shared and participants will help build assessments of their own. Participants should come prepared to do science!
This workshop is designed for K-12 teachers of science working at international schools. The workshop progresses through the stages of UbD beginning with Stage 0 - Why should we change? Participants in the workshop will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the NGSS
  • View, screen and create 3-dimensional performance assessments
  • Develop the framework for an NGSS storyline
Paul Andersen
Paul Andersen is an educational consultant and YouTube creator living in Bozeman, MT. Paul is an experienced educator having taught science in Montana for 20 years. Paul was the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, and was also one of four finalists for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year. In addition to teaching Paul has created hundreds of YouTube science tutorials that have been viewed millions of times by students around the world. In 2012, Paul was selected by YouTube as one of ten YouTube Educational Gurus. In addition to working Paul loves spending time with his family skiing and hiking in the mountains around Bozeman.
Zurich International School

9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Registration at 8.30 am
on the 30th November 2019.
USD 700 Early Bird Offer Till 1st July 2019
USD 790 Closing Date Till 15th November 2019
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 16 Professional Development hours, Lunch and 2 coffee breaks.
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