Monday, July 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM EDT
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 3:30 PM EDT

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The College of New Jersey 
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08628

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The Center for Excellence in STEM Education 
The College of New Jersey - Center for Excellence in STEM Education 

iSTEM and Literature for NGSS, Grades Pre-K - 2

This workshop is for educators implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)/New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Science (NJSLS-S) Grades Pre-K – 2. Great if you’re starting an Elementary iSTEM class or maker space. A way to brush up on basic Science principles. Tips on equipment & material options for limited budgets.

In this two-day experience, participants will explore engineering design challenges for Earth & Space, Life, and Physical Science that will appeal to the young learner. We will be working with early primary-level concepts while blending the practices of science and engineering based on the NGSS/NJSLS-S. The focus of these days will be on Grades Pre-K – 2 best practices for design-based pedagogy, along with instructional and assessment materials linking Social Studies, Math and Language Arts Literacy to the NGSS/NJSLS-S.

Activities will include the integration of literature and real-world connections to allow children the opportunity to explore and create. We will discuss creating a classroom “Maker” environment using your existing space. Ideas for unit/lesson planning will be included, along with book lists, previews of new materials, hands-on experiences, and tools for developing meaningful iSTEM experiences for your students throughout the year. Make & take fold-able tool pegboard included.


Event date: July 9 & 10, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Professional Development Hours will be provided.

Trainer Information:
Jodi Ann C. Turner is an educator/consultant for the Center for Excellence in STEM Education at TCNJ with 29 years experience in the classroom. She currently works in the field with administrators, teachers and students Grades Pre-K - 6 to develop purposeful integrative STEM experiences aligned to NGSS/NJSLS-S.

Disclaimer: Workshops are subject to change. Registrants will be given at least two weeks prior notice if there are any changes.