NGSS Instructional Toolkit Training Workshops

These workshops will take a deep dive into the high leverage practices of the Next Generation Science Standards. Participants will engage with a climate and energy focused anchoring phenomenon and teaching routines to experience the shift from "learning about," to a more student-driven "figuring out." We will collaborate, conduct investigations, share resources and reflect on how to promote student voice, sense-making, and engagement within your curriculum. Guided discovery and activities will allow for the integration or adaptation of hands-on energy learning into your work with students. The Vermont workshops follow a transportation storyline and New Hampshire workshops focus on electricity. 

  • Credit: 7.5 PD hours for virtual workshops, 6 PD hours for in-person workshops.
  • Cost: No charge to Vermont and New Hampshire teachers*
  • Questions: Laura MacLachlan, (VT); Aubrey Nelson, (NH)
  • Registration closes one week before the start date. We reserve the right to cancel due to low enrollment.

Upcoming 2021 Workshop Options


New Hampshire - in person

  • Thursday, October 28, 9am-3pm, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, NH


New Hampshire - Virtual

  • Mondays, Nov 1, 8, and 15, 6-8:30pm

Vermont - virtual

  • Wednesdays, Nov 3, 10, and 17, 3:30-6pm 


Vermont - virtual

  • Wednesdays, Jan 5, 19, and 26, 3:30-6pm

New hampshire - virtual

  • Thursdays, Jan 13, 20, and 27, 4-6:30pm

Note: The virtual sessions are not stand alone, as we build on material from each going forward. Please plan to attend all three sessions.

*Offered free for NH and VT teachers only. Teachers from other states may take the workshop for $175. 

The workshops are offered at no cost to New Hampshire teachers thanks to NHSaves and no cost to Vermont teachers thanks to Efficiency Vermont and our other generous funders.


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