During a Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) summer institute at Rider University, K-12 educators will have the opportunity to explore the core ideas related to weather, climate, and global climate change while discussing strategies to drive instruction and assessment using relevant phenomena. The institute will run from July 16 through July 18 on the Rider campus in Lawrenceville.

In the first two days, participants will investigate three phenomena related to weather, climate, and climate change: one at the K-5 level, one designed for middle school, and one for high school. Participants will be guided in how to use grade-level appropriate core ideas to construct explanations. At the conclusion of the institute, participants will plan and share their own weather, climate, or climate change lessons, complete with three-dimensional performance tasks and assessments.

Lead facilitators will be Wil van der Veen, Cathlene Leary-Elderkin, and NGSS teacher leaders. There is a $250 registration fee, and participants may earn up to 20 professional development credits.

Registration is available here or you may email or call (609) 896-5333 for more information.