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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)


EASTCONN provides a variety of professional learning opportunities in STEM and NGSS for administrators, curriculum directors, teachers and science team leaders. Our science specialists stay up-to-date on emerging trends and practices in science and share this knowledge through regularly scheduled workshops, meetings and councils. Support can also be customized to meet the unique needs of school districts. Please contact us with any specific questions.  


Are you ready to implement the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)?

Is your school prepared?

The time to implement NGSS has come. You should be working closely with your curriculum leaders or team leaders to make sure you are where you need to be. 

Are you wondering where you should be?

As of March 2018, districts, schools and teachers should:

  1. Be familiar with NGSS. Teachers should have already attended some professional development workshops or have taken the Next-Gen Science CTshort online course offered by the Connecticut State Department of Education. 
  2. Make decisions as to what will be being taught in middle schools and high schools.  NGSS has grouped middle school and high school standards together.  This work should be a collaboration among all teachers. Curriculum maps are the easiest way to accomplish this task.
  3. Develop units and NGSS aligned lessons that are phenomena based.  Keep in mind, phenomena should be interesting to your students.

To learn more about the NGSS Curriculum Unit Development Summer Insitute, click here

Interested in bringing EASTCONN’s Mobile STEM Lab to your school?

Please contact -Stacey Williams-Watson, PhD


To learn more, contact: 

Dr. Stacey Williams-Watson
Dr. Stacey Williams-Watson
Science/STEM/NGSS Facilitator
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