Professional
Development

Next Generation Science Standards
& Adaptation: We Can Help

Continuing education requirements for Next Generation Science Standards present an additional encumbrance for classroom teachers who are already burdened in many ways. The Center is ready to help fill this training gap with continuing education opportunities provided at no cost.

Immersive
Experiences

On The Farm STEM - Beef

On the Farm STEM - Beef is an immersive, learner-centric, hands-on event that explores the science of cattle production through an inquisitive, science-focused perspective required to bring high-quality proteins for global consumption. This program utilizes a phenomena based approach to NGSS that will help participants reinvigorate and transform how they bring NGSS to life for their students back home.

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On The Farm STEM - Dairy

On the Farm STEM – Dairy brings the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to life by experiencing the science of sustainability and dairy food production. This program utilizes a phenomena based approach to NGSS that will help participants reinvigorate and transform how they bring NGSS to life for their students back home.

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Online
Learning

Online Learning

Introduction to Storylines

Everything we need comes from the Storyline. The Storyline is our map. It guides us facilitating the students' exploration and problem solving.

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Online Learning

Creating Culture that Makes it Work

This module will help you make the shift in your classroom from students learning to figuring out. What does it actually look like? How it will work in my classroom? Get ready... that's where we're headed.

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Archived
Events

Best Practices for Three Dimensional Assessment Using Agricultural Tasks

Archived Event from July 29, 2021
This virtual workshop and livestream event focused on assessment for Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Participants explored the relevancy and authenticity of agriculture and learned why agricultural literacy is important to society. Guest speakers from the agricultural community shared their experiences to reinforce disciplinary core ideas (DCIs) and science and engineering practices (SEPs) and provided a real-world perspective.

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Increasing Relevancy and Authenticity with Phenomena Found in Agriculture

Archived Event from July 27, 2021
Designed to address Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), this virtual workshop livestream event focused on using agriculture to increase the relevancy and authenticity of content in science classrooms.

Participants focused on three-dimensional learning; specifically, using anchoring phenomena to drive student sense-making and problem solving. Disciplinary core ideas were reinforced through guest speakers from the agricultural community that apply these concepts on a daily basis.

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