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Next Generation Teaching and Learning in the Elementary Science Classroom (K-6)


Step into the future of science education with the Next Generation Teaching and Learning in the Elementary Science Classroom workshop. Join Jacqueline Arturi, TMI Lead Consultant and Elementary STEM Specialist, in this immersive and enlightening workshop designed to empower elementary school educators with the knowledge and strategies to seamlessly integrate the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into their curriculum, fostering inquiry-based learning and scientific curiosity.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Introduction to NGSS:
    • Gain a comprehensive overview of the Next Generation Science Standards, exploring their key components, structure, and significance in transforming science education.
  • Inquiry-Based Learning Paradigm:
    • Understand the shift from rote memorization to inquiry-driven exploration in the NGSS framework. Learn how to cultivate students' natural curiosity and critical thinking skills.
  • Three Dimensions of NGSS:
    • Explore the three interconnected dimensions—Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts—and their role in shaping meaningful science instruction.
  • NGSS-Aligned Lesson Design:
    • Discover how to design lessons that align seamlessly with NGSS, integrating hands-on investigations, problem-solving tasks, and real-world connections to spark engagement and deeper understanding.
  • Assessment in NGSS:
    • Learn innovative assessment approaches that go beyond traditional testing, focusing on evaluating students' application of scientific practices and their ability to explain phenomena.
  • Connecting Science and Engineering:
    • Explore how to bridge the gap between science and engineering by engaging students in designing solutions to authentic problems, promoting collaboration and innovation.
  • Integrating Crosscutting Concepts:
    • Delve into the crosscutting concepts that unify scientific disciplines. Discover how to thread these concepts into lessons to promote interdisciplinary understanding.
  • Real-World Relevance:
    • Uncover strategies to connect science content to real-world issues, making learning more meaningful and equipping students to address global challenges.
  • Hands-On Activities and Demos:
    • Engage in hands-on activities and demonstrations that exemplify NGSS-aligned teaching strategies. Experience firsthand the excitement and depth of inquiry-based learning.
  • Planning for Implementation:
    • Receive practical guidance on integrating NGSS into your existing curriculum. Develop an action plan to transition to a more student-centered, inquiry-based approach confidently.

By the conclusion of TMI's Next Generation Teaching and Learning in the Elementary Science Classroom workshop, participants will be equipped to lead a new era of science education that cultivates curiosity, critical thinking, and a lifelong love for discovery. Join us as we navigate the exciting terrain of NGSS, ensuring that students are prepared to thrive in a world shaped by science and innovation. This workshop is a transformative step towards redefining elementary science education for the future.

Audience: All Grade K-6 Science Educators
Instructor: Jacqueline Arturi, TMI Lead Consultant and Elementary STEM Specialist
Delivery Format: Virtual
Date/Times: January 10, 2024*; 9 AM-12 PM

*Please note that this date is tentative. Final confirmation will be determined no later than December 1, 2023.

About Your Instructor 

Jacqueline Arturi is a lifelong educator, instructional coach, and consultant. More to follow!

Payment Methods and Cancellation/Refund Policy: Payment can be made by purchase order (PO) or check to TMI Education, LLC. Please mail all correspondence, including purchase orders, checks and agreements to TMI Education – PLC Division at PO Box 922, Madison, NJ 07940. If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, email the TMI PLC at [email protected] or call seven (7) days prior to the program to request a refund. No refunds will be granted unless notification is provided within this time frame. TMI Education reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including inclement weather and instructor illness. If TMI Education makes the decision to cancel a workshop, we will use the EMAIL contact information you have provided to us to inform you. In addition, we will post the announcement of cancellation on the respective TMI Education website event page. If TMI Education cancels, participants will be provided a choice of:

  • a full refund;
  • transfer to another, upcoming workshop date and location (space permitting); or
  • credit toward a future workshop. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)

Video-Recorded Virtual (Zoom) Sessions and Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Recorded Session:  As an added value, all virtually-delivered programs are video recorded and accessible to our workshop registrants and Professional Learning Consortium Members subsequent to the session. Therefore, each virtually-delivered workshop and webinar will now have Zoom’s Recording Disclaimer enabled by default. With this feature, attendees will receive a notification when a recording starts or if they join a session that is already being recorded. The participant can then consent to stay in the session and be recorded or choose to leave the session altogether.

Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Virtually-Delivered Session: Actively engaging in Zoom sessions is important. Participants may have concerns, however, of a Zoom session recording capturing their participation. Meeting hosts or instructors are taking steps to minimize this concern. In addition to the consent, participants can also use the following steps and features to take control of what is shared when a session is being recorded.

  • Change your participant name displayed in Zoom (e.g. only use your first name, replace your name)
  • Disable your video
  • Mute your audio
  • Do not communicate via the chat feature
  • Do not upload an identifiable profile photo

Please refer to Zoom’s Attendee Controls for more information on how to use these features.



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