Through the support of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, we are pleased to offer our hands-on, technology-driven in-school and out-of-school programs to Connecticut public school teachers and students.
NGSS Series for 2018-19! More Topics, Dates, and Locations Coming! Check Back Often.
Resources and Tools for an NGSS Classroom
Getting ready to or already designing your NGSS units of instruction?
Or just need a little more support in understanding and practicing the NGSS shifts?
We Can Help.
Our 2018-19 Workshop Series provides one and two-day PD to help: educators build their capacity to understand and implement NGSS pedagogy; be introduced to resources, tools, and strategies that can be included in NGSS units of instruction; and offer an opportunity to share challenges, successes, and teaching tips with a network of peers. JASON’s award-winning educational resources are routed in real-world application & phenomena, and address three dimensional teaching and learning (www.jason.org/ngss).
Administrators, curriculum directors, curriculum developers, science coaches, team leaders, and science teachers.
World of Waves Best Suited for Grades 4-12
Living Well Best Suited for Grades 6-12
Prerequisites: Although not required, we highly recommend that educators participate in the Next-Gen Science CT Short Course (visit ngss.ccat.us for details) prior to attending a JASON workshop. Other prior PD focused on NGSS, and familiarity with the EQuIP rubric is also helpful. Participants are also encouraged to attend as a team of 2 or more from the same school or district.
World of Waves – NEW Curriculum built in partnership with ONR!
Program Cost: FREE! Sponsored Through Office of Naval Research
Build a deep, working understanding of the physics of waves and their importance in our world. Meet STEM role models ranging from Navy officers to robotics engineers & rock musicians that apply the physics of waves in their work. Visit https://jason.org/world-of-waves for more information.
Participants are eligible to receive a BOSEBuild Speaker Cube Kit of their own to pilot selected activities to explore
Part 1: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (1/23 snowdate)
Part 2: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
One-Day Workshops – – MORE TOPICS, DATES AND LOCATIONS COMING!
NEW Biology Curriculum! Living Well
Program Cost: $40.00
Explore the wonders of human biology from the molecular building blocks of life, to cells, organs and organ systems, to the human body as an interconnected whole, and even the behavior of populations—through the prism of human health and disease. Visit https://jason.org/living-well for more information.
Are you unsure of how to take full advantage of the free resources provided by JASON Learning? We understand the challenges of learning and implementing new lessons, especially when time is a limiting factor. Come join us for a one hour live webinar, customized for educators and administrators in Connecticut to walk-through the “basics” of the JASON site navigation, key teacher tools, and tips on how to find what you’re looking for to support instruction. This includes a 10-15 Q & A so educators can get the help they need to get started or continue using these resources.
Don’t throw those lessons out with the bathwater! “Tried and true” lessons that have created meaningful experiences for your students for years do not need to be discarded with the advent of new standards. Join us as we share how JASON Learning is redesigning labs to support the transition to an NGSS classroom. Educators will experience two versions of a JASON lab, one created pre-NGSS, and the other a newly designed NGSS version. We will examine specific modifications and the strategies and tools used to make the adaptations through hands-on experience, discussion, and the use of the EQuIP rubric. Toward the end of the session, educators are invited to examine a “tried and true” lesson of their own and apply these new strategies and tools to make future modifications. Come prepared to share ideas and engage in this deconstruct and redesign discourse.
Participants will explore the Next Generation Science Standards in more depth and participate in discussions and analyses of how educators can begin to implement 3-dimensional learning. Participants will be introduced to new lesson planning tools and strategies to begin embracing NGSS pedagogy whether it’s with existing lessons or with new materials and resources. Using activities from JASON’s Climate: Seas of Change, participants will unpack a performance expectation (MS- ESS2-6), specifically looking at how climate is created, climate modifiers, and the relationship between wind patterns and ocean circulation. While using JASON resources to explore what 3-dimensional learning looks like, this experience is intended to empower educators to apply and adapt these tools and strategies to meet the needs of their school’s curricula and classroom settings.
Experience Tectonic Fury, JASON’s earth science curriculum, as we explore the slow and fast processes that have shaped the earth. We will examine both the CT Science Frameworks and NGSS and share newly developed tools and strategies for identifying central phenomena and incorporating 3-dimensional elements. This session is especially helpful for teachers already using Tectonic Fury or other JASON modules in their classrooms who need support as to how to use these resources and lessons to support the transition to NGSS.