WAITLIST: NGSX Registration for Virtual Becoming a Next-Gen Science Teacher, June 26-28 plus Aug 21-23, 2023
Please note that this course is full as of 5/16/23. Please complete the registration form below to be added to the waitlist for this course. Participants will be added to the course in the order in which they were registered for the waitlist. We will notify you if you have been added to the course from the waitlist.
Virtual Becoming a Next-Gen Science Teacher (V-BNGST) is as collaborative and interactive as its in-person counterpart, Becoming a Next-Gen Science Teacher. As in the in-person pathway, teachers are immersed in doing science as adult learners for portions of the session. Science materials are sent directly to participants.
Virtual Becoming a Next-Gen Science Teacher prepares teachers to engage their students in the core science practices of modeling, argument, and explanation about puzzling phenomena in the world around them. Participants learn how to build a classroom culture for robust sensemaking, student agency, and equitable participation. Through collaboration in doing science and exploring rich video cases, participants gain a variety of tools and resources to take back to their classrooms – to learn with and from their students. This course is highly interactive and collaborative, and it centers equity and agency for students and teachers.
The Virtual-Becoming a Next-Gen Science Teacher Pathway is an Approved Course for Accelerating Science: Open Access Professional Learning (OAPL). Any currently-employed MA public school educator whose work relates to science in grades preschool through 12 may take this course free of cost, with stipend provided. Visit DESE'S OAPL website to learn more.
Please read through each question or statement carefully. Eligibility for stipends and course completion is dependent on question responses.
* If you are NOT a Massachusetts educator, or if you have already registered for an NGSX OAPL course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a separate registration form.
PLEASE NOTE --- we are also offering a V-BNGST course VIA OAPL (with stipend offered) July 26-28 plus July 31 - August 2. If those dates work better for you, please register for that session here ___________________________________________________________________________________
Dates: June 26-28 and August 21-23, 2023
Times: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Location: virtual and synchronous, through Zoom
Please carefully complete the address section where your specialized science materials kit should be shipped. Materials generally arrive the week before the session, so consider where you will be at that time.
Please note that you will also need to gather some "everyday" materials in addition to the specialized science materials we will send. These everyday materials include:
- An empty 2L bottle, with cap
- A quart size Mason jar with regular mouth (not wide mouth) --- must be this exact size.
Facilitators will send more information as the workshop approaches.