Tier #1 Session: School Leaders Establishing Foundations for the STEELS Academic Standards: NGSX PLANS (2 Day Professional Learning)

October 4 - 5, 2023


Instructor(s): Peney E. Wright 

Description of Activity: Tier #1 Session Professional learning for district and school administrators, curriculum directors, special education administrators, instructional coaches, science leaders and STEM teacher leaders across the region to build understanding of shifts in science education that can lead to more equitable, student-centered, rigorous science instruction. 

Instructional leadership and active support at the building and district level is an essential part of a successful outcome for teachers of science and for their students. This pathway experience will help building and district teams identify what needs to be in place to help this new vision for science education become a reality. 

Audience: administrators, principals or assistant principals, curriculum directors, STEM teachers, instructional coaches, science department chairs, science leaders, special education teachers, ELL teachers and guidance counselors 

Recommended Prerequisite: read the A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Core Ideas (2012), free download

“I would encourage all administrators to attend [this professional learning] as we will be directly observing/supervising/assisting teachers on NGSS implementation.”  Administrator attendee, February 2022 

“I feel that this educational shift is overwhelming, but this [professional learning] offers clarification, modeling, and direction for next (baby) steps.” Administrator attendee, February 2022 

“[NGSX PLANS provides] support for the new science curriculum (STEELS) and how teachers should approach the standards in their classrooms.”  Administrator attendee, January 2022 

Act 48 credit will be awarded. 


Registration is open until 2023-10-04

Available Credit or Activity Hours

Act 48 Activity Hours
11.0 Hours
Teaching and Learning Professional Development Teaching Techniques and Strategies


Wednesday, October 4
8:30am - 4:30pm
Tier #1 Day One
Thursday, October 5
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tier #1 Day Two