The Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Academy for Teachers at the Connecticut Science Center:
Transforming Science Classrooms through Professional Learning
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Professional Development Workshops
The Inquiry for Teaching and Learning Series
Learn about inquiry-based teaching and learning at a series of week-long immersion workshops, with available follow-up support. You'll learn to transform classroom learning, engaging and exciting your students.
Engineering is Elementary® Workshops
Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) integrates engineering and technology with science, language arts, social studies, and math via storybooks and hands-on design activities for 1st through 5th graders. The Connecticut Science Center is the state’s official professional development provider for EiE®.
The Next-Gen Science Exemplar System
NGSX is a suite of blended professional learning pathways designed to help teams of K-12 science educators apply the pedagogical shifts described in the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the NGSS to their own teaching and to help principals in providing support along the way.
This two day workshop is designed to provide educators possessing little or no knowledge of the NGSS with a basic understanding of three-dimensional learning and the vision of these new standards.
The Practice of NGSS
This program offers a solid foundation around NGSS instructional practices designed to help teams of K-12 science educators shift their teaching to support the Next Generation Science Standards.
The NGSS Curriculum Unit Development Institute
This institute trains teams to use the state-endorsed, rigorously tested process for developing units that support the NGSS.
The NGSS District Transition Planning Workshop
This one-day workshop is designed to help vertical district teams to create or improve multi-year NGSS-aligned plans.
Elements of the NGSS
This offering provides foundational awareness of the three dimensions of the NGSS in a half-day or full-day experience.
Science Safety Workshops
As part of the CT Science Safety Network, we are proud to host a series of science safety workshops for teachers and administrators.