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NGSS Level I - Webinar (March 2014)

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NGSS Level I Webinar: NGSS Primer

Did you miss our Level I Workshops and need to catch up before coming to our Level II Workshop in March or April?  Are you just beginning your journey in transitioning to NGSS and don't know where to start?  Do you know another teacher who is looking for more information about NGSS? We will be offering evening webinar sessions which will provide you with the essential information you need to begin implementing NGSS.

The final version of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) has been released and states are starting adoption.

  • Has your district/school started preparing for these new standards?
  • Have you investigated how it may change your curriculum?
  • Have you considered the Performance Expectations (PEs) and the possible impact they will have on your assessments?

This webinar is an abbreviated version of our Level I NGSS Workshop that focused on breaking down the Performance Expectations as a first step to curriculum development with NGSS. Part one of this two evening webinar will begin with an overview of the NGSS and its essential elements and an overview on how to dissect a Performance Expectation (PE).  Part two will discuss NGSS and the impact on assessments and inquiry based learning in the context of NGSS PEs. Attendees will walk away with a solid start to curriculum planning and lesson design to begin implementing NGSS.

Presenters (Subject to Change):


  • Dates: 2 Evening Sessions / Part 1: March 18 (Tuesday), Part 2: March 19 (Wednesday)
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CST)
  • Location: Online (link will be emailed)
  • Audience: Elementary thru High School:
    • Science Teachers
    • Science Curriculum Specialists
    • Principals
    • Other Administrators
  • CPDUs: 0 Credits
  • Cost: $80/person ($40/person for registered Level II Workshop Attendees)
  • Capacity: 90 Max
  • Deadline: Register online by March 16.  Payment must be received by March 16.
  • Payment Methods: Online via Credit Card Only.


  • This is our “NGSS Level I” workshop presented as an abbreviated, online webinar. Preference will be given to registered attendees of one of our Level II Workshops.
  • Computer Requirements: Computer must be connected to an high speed internet connection (no dial-up).  The computer must meet the system requirements of "Cisco Webex Meetings" as listed here. It is strongly recommended that you test your computer and internet connection to confirm it meets the requirements ( prior to the workshop. (Updated 03-16-2014)
  • Microphone: Neither a microphone or webcam is not required.  Questions can be typed in during the Q&A sessions.  Attendees can call in for audio or use computer speakers or headphones for audio (preferred).
  • Format: Each evening will consist of one or more PowerPoint/video presentations with interactive Q&A.  Questions can be typed to the presenter(s) and answers will be provided interactively during the presentations or held to the end of that presentation for a Q&A wrap-up.  Participants may be asked to do some activities between webinar sessions.
  • Refund Policy: Full refund if cancelled 2 days prior to webinar.  We are unable to issue a refund if an attendee cancels on or after 2 days prior to webinar date (March 16, 2014).  Registration may be transferred to another person.

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