There are some great resources for professional development available through professional organizations and other research groups. Here are a few of our favorites.
- http://ngss.nsta.org/http://ngss.nsta.org/. Read about the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) and find more resources to implement them from the National Science Teacher Association.
- http://create4stem.msu.edu/project/iqwst. IQWST (Investigating our World through Science & Technology), is a project based at the Michigan State University with the goals of developing NGSS aligned curriculum for middle school students of diverse backgrounds.
- https://wise.berkeley.edu/. WISE (Web-based Inquiry Science Environment) is an online application with inquiry lessons on a variety of science topics that also includes reading and writing prompts, argumentation organizers, and activity templates.
- https://www.modelbasedbiology.com/. Science educators and biologists at the University of California, Davis have created lessons for inquiry about biological phenomenon.
- https://concord.org/. The Concord Consortium is an organization dedicated to creating innovative educational technology for learning STEM.
- http://stemteachingtools.org/. This is a teacher-focused website with professional development modules and other tools for teaching STEM.
- https://ambitiousscienceteaching.org/us/. This site centered at the University of Washington has a series of tools about teaching science that includes a video gallery, planning tools, scaffolding tools, and other professional mentoring tools.
- http://www.ngsx.org/. NGSX is a web-based professional development environment to help teachers develop core ideas and practices in alignment with NGSS.