Next Generation Science Standards

Two Introductory Sessions

with Joyce Tugel, K-12 STEM Education Specialist at the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA)

Brought to you by the SERESC STEM Center for Innovation and Excellence

at the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center (SERESC)

29 Commerce Drive

Bedford NH 03110

603 206-6800



Day 1, March 22, 2016: Examine and Apply Next Generation Science Standards for Grades K-8 Teachers and Administrators

Day 2, March 23,2016 : Examine and Apply Next Generation Science Standards for Grades 9-12 Teachers and Administrators

About the Workshop:

Educators are challenged with making sense of a variety of standards documents. How can we interweave the expectations of the NH Standards, the Next Gen. Science Standards, and the Common Core Standards-ELA and Mathematics for a more cohesive design?

This session will examine the complexities and opportunities the “new standards” provide. It is intended for educators who are at the beginning stages of understanding the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) – or – for leaders who would like to share the information with colleagues/staff back in their workplace.


As a result of attending, Participants will:

  • Understand how the NGSS is organized and formatted for reference;
  • Describe online tools and resources available to help implement the NGSS;
  • Experience a lesson that incorporates the NGSS practices, and
  • Establish their next steps for classroom application.


8:30 am Registration

9:00 am Welcome and introductions

9:15 am Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

10:15 am Break

10:30 am Connections to the Common Core

11:15 am NGSS Tools and Resources

11:45 am Lunch

12:30 pm NGSS Tools and Resources (contd)

1:00 pm An Example of an “NGSS Lesson”

2:00 pm Applying to Your Classroom: integrating what you have learned, next steps

3:00 pm Adjourn

About the Presenter

Joyce Tugel is a K-12 STEM Education Specialist at the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA). Her work is primarily focused on teacher leadership, professional development in the areas of science curriculum, instruction and formative assessment, and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. Joyce is a co-author of two books in the NSTA Press Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series and editor of Notes from the Field – Teaching for Conceptual Change: Uncovering Student Thinking in Science Through Action Research. Prior to coming to the MMSA in 2005, Joyce was a science professional development specialist at the TERC Eisenhower Regional Alliance for five years and taught high school chemistry and physical science for ten years. Prior to receiving her science teaching certification, Joyce was a researcher in environmental biogeochemistry at the University of New Hampshire.

Joyce serves on the National Science Education Leadership Association Board of Directors, and has served as the National Science Teachers Association District II Director and Professional Development Division Director. She is a Fellow of the National Academy for Science and Mathematics Education Leadership. During her accomplished teaching career, Joyce received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Secondary Science Teaching, the Milken Foundation National Distinguished Educator Award, and the New England Institute of Chemists Secondary Teaching Award. Joyce received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Microbiology from the University of New Hampshire.

Registration Information

Check-in and continental breakfast starts at 8:30 am

Presentation starts at 9:00

Lunch at SERESC

Adjourn: 3:00 pm

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for 5 contact hours

Cost: $225.00

Early Registration Discounted Cost: $195.00, if registered by March 9, 2016---Enter discount code: early*registration

Registration ends March 16, 2016

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29 Commerce Drive

Bedford, NH 03110


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