Audience: 6 – 12 Teachers

Length: Half or Full Day Workshop


New Jersey’s new science standards, based on the Next Generation Science Standards, calls for a three-dimensional approach to science teaching and learning with a focus on Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas. 

The conceptual and instructional shifts identified in the new Standards will be discussed.   A major segment of the workshop will focus on the Nature of Science, facilitating the NGSS practice of students asking their own questions, and integrating engineering into the science curriculum.  Educators attending this engaging and interactive workshop will:

  • explore the three dimensions of the standards
  • recognize and plan for the conceptual and instructional shifts in teaching and learning science
  • actualize a strategy that will facilitate students asking their own questions to drive their learning
  • demonstrate an understanding of what science is and isn’t (the Nature of Science)
  • utilize the Engineering Design Process to solve an engineering challenge