NGSS Professional Development

URI Provides Professional Development that prepares a certified teacher to incorporate computational thinking into their curriculum.

  • The PD makes no assumptions about the background of the teacher, except that they are willing to learn.
  • The PD includes all curricular materials necessary to teach the modules.
  • URI has U.S. National Science Foundation funding that allows it to waive PD costs for the 2017-2018 school year. There is no cost for this PD for SY 2017-18.
  • URI Supports an on-going Community of Practice with URI staff and all teachers teaching these modules. The CoP provides an online forum, a phone/online teacher help line, and site visits/in-person help.

2017/18 PD Schedule:

URI offers one PD training for the 2017-18 school year. It is comprised of six in-person meetings and additional online training. Those doing this PD must attend all sessions in this schedule.

Topic Date Time Where
Intro to NGSS Science Modules with Computing Wed June 28, 2017 10am - 3pm TBD
Fall Implementation Meeting Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:30p - 6:30p TBD
Spring Implementation Meeting Wed Feb 7, 2018 3:30p - 6:30p TBD

*Meeting dates/times are subject to change - please check this page for updates.