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Professional Learning

Professional learning opportunities offered by Battle Creek Area Mathematics + Science Center for the 2019-2020 school year.

NGSX (Next Generation Science Exemplar System) K-12

The focus of NGSX is integrating three-dimensional learning into science classrooms, in which teachers support students in using science and engineering practices to develop, apply, and refine disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts. Teachers engage in these practices and investigate classroom cases to explore how to bring these approaches into their own classrooms.

Prerequisite: None

Cost: $250

Dates (4-day series):

Cohort 4: July 29 - August 1

Cohort 5: Oct. 2, Oct. 22, Nov. 8, Nov. 21

Cohort 6: Feb. 5, Feb. 27, Mar. 13, Mar. 24


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K-8 Science Leadership Network: K > 3 > 6 Physical Science Learning Progression

Core Ideas and their related learning progressions are key organizing

principals of the NGSS and the framework. This professional learning will promote ongoing refinement of K-8 implementation of the learning progression for PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions as presented in the Cereal City Science Curriculum. Schools and teachers will collaborate within and across districts to share and gain expertise in implementing the NGSS.

Prerequisite: NGSX, Member of Schools K-8 Science Leadership Network.

Cost: Free for Member Districts*, $25 for Nonmember Districts.

Date (1 day): October 30 (This K-8 leadership network will meet annually)


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K-8 Science Leadership Network: 2 > 5 > 7 Physical Science Learning Progression

Core Ideas and their related learning progressions are key organizing

principals of the NGSS and the framework. This professional learning will promote ongoing refinement of K-8 implementation of the learning progression for PS1: Matter and Its Interactions as presented in the Cereal City Science Curriculum. Schools and teachers will collaborate within and across districts to share and gain expertise in implementing the NGSS.

Prerequisite: NGSX, Member of Schools K-8 Science Leadership Network.

Cost: Free for Member Districts*, $25 for Nonmember Districts.

Date (1 day): November 13 (This K-8 leadership network will meet annually)


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K-8 Science Leadership Network: 1 > 4 > 8 Physical Science Learning Progression

Core Ideas and their related learning progressions are key organizing

principals of the NGSS and the framework. This professional learning will promote ongoing refinement of K-8 implementation of the learning progression for PS3: Energy and PS4: Waves and Their Application in Technology as presented in the Cereal City Science Curriculum. Schools and teachers will collaborate within and across districts to share and gain expertise in implementing the NGSS.

Prerequisite: NGSX, Member of Schools K-8 Science Leadership Network.

Cost: Free for Member Districts*, $25 for Nonmember Districts.

Date (1 day): November 20 (This K-8 leadership network will meet annually)


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K-8 Science Leadership Network: K > 3 > 7 Earth Science Learning Progression

Core Ideas and their related learning progressions are key organizing

principals of the NGSS and the framework. This professional learning will promote ongoing refinement of K-8 implementation of the learning progression for ESS3: Earth and Human Activity as presented in the Cereal City Science Curriculum. Schools and teachers will collaborate within and across districts to share and gain expertise in implementing the NGSS.

Prerequisite: NGSX, Member of Schools K-8 Science Leadership Network.

Cost: Free for Member Districts*, $25 for Nonmember Districts.

Date (1 day): April 15 (This K-8 leadership network will meet annually)


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K-8 Science Leadership Network: 1 > 5 > 6 Earth Science Learning Progression

Core Ideas and their related learning progressions are key organizing

principals of the NGSS and the framework. This professional learning will promote ongoing refinement of K-8 implementation of the learning progression for ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe as presented in the Cereal City Science Curriculum. Schools and teachers will collaborate within and across districts to share and gain expertise in implementing the NGSS.

Prerequisite: NGSX, Member of Schools K-8 Science Leadership Network.

Cost: Free for Member Districts*, $25 for Nonmember Districts.

Date (1 day): April 22 (This K-8 leadership network will meet annually)


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K-8 Science Leadership Network: 2 > 4 > 8 Earth Science Learning Progression

Core Ideas and their related learning progressions are key organizing

principals of the NGSS and the framework. This professional learning will promote ongoing refinement of K-8 implementation of the learning progression for ESS2: Earth's Systems as presented in the Cereal City Science Curriculum. Schools and teachers will collaborate within and across districts to share and gain expertise in implementing the NGSS.

Prerequisite: NGSX, Member of Schools K-8 Science Leadership Network.

Cost: Free for Member Districts*, $25 for Nonmember Districts.

Date (1 day): April 29 (This K-8 leadership network will meet annually)


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All sessions run from 8:00am to 3:30pm at the Battle Creek Area Mathematics + Science Center located at 171 W. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49017.


For more information on membership to the K-8 Science Leadership Network, contact Steve Barry at sbarry@bcamsc.org.


We reserve the right to cancel workshops if fewer than 15 teachers are registered two weeks prior to the workshop.


Registration forms can be faxed to Cindy Older at (269) 965-9540 or sent by email to Cindy Older at cindy@bcamsc.org.


*Member Districts are school districts in the Calhoun Intermediate School District (CISD). These schools support the Battle Creek Area Mathematics + Science Center as the Unit/Kit Program.


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