NGSX Projects and Partners
NGSX Partnerships for Research and Practice
The NGSX project has been partnering with school districts, state departments of education, informal science education providers, and math/science partnerships since 2012. We are working closely with our partners to design and support professional development using the NGSX model to engage teachers, coaches, administrators and informal science educators in the Framework for K-12 Science and NGSS. We are also exploring what participants learn and how they take it back to their classroom or coaching settings. The NGSX research component focuses on design principles to support practitioner learning about science practices, three-dimensional learning, and strategies for facilitating teacher study groups. Through work on the NGSX Facilitator Pathway we are working with states and districts to increase leadership and facilitation capacity for scale-up with NGSX and the new reform vision in science education.
Michigan Teachers Engaging in Science Leadership Activities (TESLA)
With funding from the state of Michigan Department of Education, The Michigan Mathematics and Science Resource Centers Network is coordinating the development of 80 teacher leaders, who are conducting NGSX study groups across the state of Michigan. Michigan TESLA funds are also being used to add an elementary video case to NGSX.
Illinois ISTEM MSP Program
NGSX national facilitators worked with 24 Area Teacher Leaders in a 10 day workshop in June 2015 to prepare them to facilitate NGSX study groups. The 24 ATLs led 22 Introduction to Three Dimensional Learning 9 day study groups at 11 regional partnerships across the state. A total of 420 teachers completed the study groups across the 11 partnerships.
Connecticut New Terrain
NGSX professional development of campus hubs of collaborating K-12 teachers and College faculty; NGSX support for teams of K-12 teachers and college faculty developing science units exemplifying three-dimensional learning; NGSX support for college faculty redesigning teacher education classes to prepare K-12 teachers for teaching with science practices.
Vermont Capacity Building
The NGSX Learning System is being used in Vermont to prepare teacher leaders who will facilitate K-12 teacher study groups across the state. The goal of this statewide work is to develop a cadre of science education leaders across Vermont who can serve as facilitators of the knowledge-building processes reflected in NGSX. NGSX serves as the primary professional development framework helping Vermont go to scale with NGSS.
NGSX Prototype and Pilot
Development and test of the beta version of the NGSX Modeling Matter pathway with teacher study groups from 9 states: Arkansas, California, Illinois, Oregon, Michigan, Washington, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wisconsin.