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Professional Development & Materials - Tuesday, June 12, 2018

ASSET recently hosted an event for Remake Learning Days that invited educators to find new ways to engage their students this year. Remake Learning Days is an opportunity for organizations to create future-ready, hands-on, relevant and engaging educational experiences for kids and their families, caregivers and educators in greater Pittsburgh, West Virginia, and beyond.


At the event on May 22, Professional Development staff from ASSET helped teachers and administrators explore and understand new STEM materials and modules that aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).


The new instructional materials included:

A World in Motion by SAE International K-8: Each AWIM module incorporates the "Engineering Design Experience," and requires students to work in teams to solve a "challenge" to design, build and test a product.


FOSS Next Generation K-5: Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are put into practice by integrating all three dimensions: Disciplinary Core Ideas, the Science and Engineering Practices, and the Crosscutting Concepts, all within classroom-proven tools and strategies to engage students and teachers in enduring experiences that lead to deeper understanding of the natural and designed world.


Smithsonian Science for the Classroom K-5: The Smithsonian Science Education Center designed these materials to engage, inspire and connect your students firsthand to the world around them.


STC-Middle School™ 6-8: The new Smithsonian STCMS™ units are designed to meet the Next Generation Standards for grades 6-8. Built on the Smithsonian's more than 30 years of research into teaching science, the units are based on the premise that students learn science by engaging in scientific and engineering practices.