NGSS workshop Series 2023-24 

The Science Education Institute at Raritan Valley Community College offers a series of workshops for K-12 teachers and supervisors on how to support students as they investigate and make sense of phenomena in the classroom. Through these workshops, participants will explore all aspects of effective Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) aligned instruction.  

Led by Dr. Wil van der Veen, author and a nationally recognized expert on the NGSS and science education, the workshops will be held at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg. Each workshop begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

The fee is $150 per workshop per teacher. Participants will receive five professional development units for completing each workshop. 

Register here. For more information contact Tina Gandarillas at or 908-526-1200, Ext. 8942. 

Nov. 1: Using Core Ideas to Construct Explanations for Science Phenomena  

Dec. 6: Engaging Students in Practices Using Performance Tasks 

Feb. 7: Making Crosscutting Concepts Explicit 

Feb. 28: Using Explanation and Argument to Assess Student Learning 

March 12: Defining Problems and Designing Solutions for Engineering Phenomena