On-line Professional Development in Science

Next Generation Science Standards Resources

Next Generation Science Framework


Web seminars

A series of eight on the scientific and engineering practices described in A Framework for K–12 Science Education. Each session describes the major practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas that all students should be familiar with by the end of high school and is being used to guide the development of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).


For more information and to register for any of the free web seminars, click here. 


Analyzing and interpreting Data

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012

6:30 pm to 8:00 p.m


Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

6:30 pm to 8:00 p.m


Visit the NSTA Learning Center to catch any of the previous web seminars in the series.


Next Generation Science Satandards Archives:

NSTA Archives by Subject:

Annenburg Learner Website - Teacher Resources

Online Science Resources
(Thanks to the Tiverton Schools website for these resources)

Video Sites

School Wax TV- Free Videos- no subscription required

National Science Foundation- Free Earth Science Videos

Khan Academy- Free instructional videos for teacher and student learning.

Earth and Space

Gr 5-8 Journey North: A Study of Sunlight and the Seasons

Physical Science
Solids, Liquids, Gases-Elementary-Middle School
SolidsLiquidsGas-Teachers Guide

Characteristics of Matter- Middle School


Air Pressure

Simple Circuits

Life Science

Gr 2-4 Science & ELA Connections- Lifecycles & Habitats

Gr 3-8 Ecosystems

Gr 3-8 OBIS Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies, Lawrence Hall of Science

Gr K-2 Hatching Chicks Lesson

General Science
K-12 AAAS Science Net Links




Understanding Formative Assessment
& Why it Needs to Be a Priority for Every School

Understanding Formative Assessment & Why it Needs to Be a Priority for Every School

Practical Techniques for Implementing Formative Assessment

How to Sustain the Development of Formative Assessment Using Teacher Learning Communities

Dr. Dylan Wiliam