Van Buren Intermediate School District

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Michigan Science Standards Training - MiSciPL@N

MISCIPL@N materials provide introductory experiences for all science teachers and administrators for exploring the shifts in teaching described in A Framework for K12 Science Education and assessed as part of the Michigan Science Standards (adopted in November 2015) and built upon the NGSS.

Cost: $25
Duration: 1-Day
Times: 8:00am-3:00pm
Participants: K-12 science
Click on the date below to register for a 1-Day Training:
Teacher Training Administrator Training
January 10th <cancelled
January 17th <cancelled
January 24th <cancelled
Tuesday, January 31st 
January 13th <cancelled
Friday, January 27th 


The Next Generation Science Exemplar (or NGSX) professional learning system is a unique learning environment designed to connect learners to a multi-faceted web-platform — with a wide range of digital (video and print) resources, guided activities, and interactivity with colleagues.  NGSX provides a unique, image-rich context for combinations of K-12 teachers, administrators, science coaches, and higher education pre-service faculty.  Together, in face-to-face study groups, NGSX participants explore the major ideas found in the NRC Framework and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), developing tools and strategies to take this new vision back into their classrooms. NGSX also serves as a research site to collect data on 3-dimensional learning and the enactment of that learning in classrooms.  Finally, NGSX has developed a learning pathway for facilitators.  This will support professional learning about how to create and support a knowledge-building culture — designed for teacher leaders, coaches, and PD providers who want to become NGSX facilitators.  A focus on preparing facilitators to lead NGSX study groups in districts and states throughout the United States helps to develop a much need model of peer-leadership in PD to bring the Framework and NGSS to scale.

Dates are confirmed
Feb 7, 2017 - Technology Center
Feb 8, 2017 - Conference Center
Feb 15, 2017 - Technology Center
Feb 16, 2017 - Conference Center
Mar 1, 2017 - Conference Center

Cost: $125
Duration: 5-Days
Times: 8:00am-3:00pm 
Participants: K-12 science


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