Getting ready to or already designing your NGSS units of instruction? We Can Help. Explore lessons and resources from JASON’s Infinite Potential (energy) and Terminal Velocity (forces & motion) through hands-on investigations, small and large group discussions, and interactions with digital labs and simulations. This program will include strategies and opportunities to connect to other disciplines, map out possible PE bundles, and envision storylines.
During Day 1 of this program, participants will experience selected three-dimensional investigations and resources and explore key JASON-NGSS teacher tools to locate additional candidate resources for inclusion in NGSS units of instruction. Educators will take away actual lessons, ideas and strategies to use and pilot with students in the classroom. During Day 2, educators will share their experiences using the resources, successes and challenges, and tips and strategies for integrating them into larger NGSS units with a network of peers. Sessions will also include strategies for connecting lessons and resources to other science disciplines through PE bundles and the use of summary tables. Although selected investigations and resources from specific JASON curricula will be used to illustrate strategies and pedagogy, ideas and tools will be transferrable to other science disciplines, and can be applied to not only JASON materials but other resources educators may be working with.
JASON Learning is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and educating students everywhere through real science and exploration. JASON’s award-winning educational resources are currently free for all public schools in CT through the CT Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). Lessons are routed in real-world application & phenomena, and address three dimensional teaching and learning. Learn how to take full advantage of the free resources, tools, and/or strategies that can be included in NGSS units of instruction.