Attending the NGSS workshops designed by the Academy of Sciences has allowed me to become a leader at my school as we transition to the new science standards.
The Academy is keeping teachers ahead of the game, even before districts are ready to start working with the new standards. As a result, it allows teacher to have a voice in district decisions and also feel empowered to make the transition and spread that empowerment to colleagues.
The NGSS teacher workshops are by far the best PD that I have ever experienced!
Please continue with your workshops! The format and content are very teacher-friendly. I enjoy the pace and mixture of demonstrations, lecture, and hands-on.
I very much appreciated the passion, understanding, and empathy of the staff about our different levels of understanding in science as we moved through the explanations of the NGSS.
The NGSS teacher workshops at the Academy of Sciences have been very helpful in understanding and beginning to transition to the new standards. The workshops are a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with with other professionals and to gain knowledge from experts at the Academy.
Each course enables me to grow as an educator in order to better support my students. Their instructors are knowledgeable and excellent educators themselves. In fact, what keeps me coming back to courses at the Academy is the instructors. Teaching seminars from other organizations often forget to use pedagogy when teaching adults and can be monotonous; the Academy's instructors are skilled at keeping adult learners engaged and modeling good teaching practices that we can even use in our own classrooms.
The Academy is doing a great job by taking upon themselves to be at the forefront of the NGSS implementation.
Their research & expertise help educate educators about the NGSS beast & give excellent examples on how to implement in the classroom—what all science teachers need! Thank you Cal Academy of Science!!
It was helpful to receive an overview of NGSS. I brought what I learned back to my school, and I now work for the county office of education, so what I learned has influenced training all over the county.
Highly effective, organized and thoughtful training that aims to prepare science instructors of all levels to begin thinking about how to teach science better, in the style of NGSS.
The staff and the content and perspective from the Academy has been the most helpful in terms of digesting the meaning and application of NGSS in the classroom. The staff are thoroughly knowledgeable, and have a way of breaking down the NGSS in manageable, understandable segments. I absolutely love the two conferences I have completed here and have signed up for another 3-day this summer on the CCCs. I recommend Academy workshops to every science teacher I know!