On Demand Webinars


Science as Adventure: Environmental Project-Based Learning in the STEM Classroom

Incorporating Engineering Design Cycle in Life Sciences Classrooms

Incorporating Engineering Design Cycle in Physical Science Classrooms


Philippe Cousteau, explorer, environmental advocate, and grandson of Jacques Cousteau, helps you engage your students with project-based learning around environmental issues. Learn how student-led problem-based learning and service learning can motivate your students to solve real-world problems.


The Engineering Design Cycle empowers students to become problem solvers, collaborative learners, and critical thinkers. NGSS writer and educator, Julie Pepperman, helps you understand the components of the Engineering Design Cycle and how it supports STEM, Common Core, and the Next Generation Science Standards.


The Engineering Design Cycle helps your students develop 21st Century skills such as problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking. Join Julie Pepperman, NGSS writer and educator, as she explains how real-world science is done using the Engineering Design Cycle.


Engineering Design in the Life Sciences

Science and Engineering Practices and Cross-Cutting Concepts

Instructional Shifts to Meet Next Generation Science Standards


Wondering how to integrate engineering practices in your classroom? In this webinar with Julie Olson, NGSS writer and award-winning science teacher, you will learn how to engage in engineering activities, utilizing practices and cross-cutting concepts with disciplinary core ideas.


Understand science and engineering practices and the cross-cutting concepts that are essential to implementing the new standards in your classroom. Dr. Carol Baker, high school science Curriculum Director and NGSS writer, provides an in-depth look at the intent behind the inclusion of science and engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts.


Learn how to transition from teaching kids about science to teaching kids to do science! Science Curriculum Director and NGSS writer, Dr. Carol Baker, shares instructional methods and activities that will allow your students to actively explore science.


Creating Effective Science Labs Compatible with Next Generation Science Standards

Understanding NGSS: The Parts and the Practices

NGSS: Learning Progressions: Why are They Important? with Cary Sneider

Understanding NGSS: The Parts and the Practices


Do your science labs align to the new science standards? NGSS writer and veteran science teacher, Julie Olson, shows you how to modify existing labs and activities for greater effectiveness and coherence with the Next Generation Science Standards.


This session will look at the organization and the emphasis in the new science standards and what changes we can expect in the classroom.


One of the ways that the NGSS differs from all other standards documents is that it is composed of performance expectations that link core ideas and practices. Cary Sneider will discuss how these performance expectations were formulated, how teachers can help students meet them, and how teachers can we use them to assess student learning.


NGSS: Linking Core Ideas and Practices with Cary Sneider

Integrating the NGSS Science and Engineering Principles into the Classroom

NGSS: The "Missing" Core Idea with Cary Sneider


One of the ways that the NGSS differs from all other standards documents is that it is composed of performance expectations that link core ideas and practices. Cary Sneider will discuss how these performance expectations were formulated, how teachers can help students meet them, and how teachers can we use them to assess student learning.


The science and engineering principles are integrated deeply within the new science standards. Learn about the organization and key areas of emphasis in the NGSS and how they will impact in today's science classrooms.


The NGSS framework put forward thirteen core ideas, not twelve. Cary Sneider will discuss what is the missing core idea, and where it is hiding. Attend the live presentation and you will receive confirmation of your participation for continuing education credit.


STEM Projects for the Science Classroom

NGSS: What To Do With Cross-Cutting Concepts with Cary Sneider

NGSS: Untangling Scientific Inquiry and Engineering Design


Find out what makes a good STEM project and learn how to select the most engaging and instructionally effective projects to engage your grade 6-12 science students.


Perhaps the least understood part of the NGSS is the crosscutting concepts. Cary Sneider will discuss why they are important, when they should be brought into the curriculum, and what we should expect students to do with them.


Sneider will discuss how you can tell an inquiry activity from an engineering design activity and how both of these look in the elementary science classroom. Attend the live presentation and you will receive confirmation of your participation for continuing education credit.