The NextGen Project Based Learning initiative was created in order to provide support for teachers and districts interested in shifting their instructional practices and goals toward 3D project-based learning. CREATE has developed NSF-funded, NGSS-aligned, research-based curriculum materials and instructional strategies for every grade band.
We aim to provide high-quality support for teachers and districts interested in shifting their instructional practices and goals toward 3D project-based learning. We know that successful adoption and implementation of new curricula and teaching strategies can be greatly enhanced with scaffolded support for teachers and administrators.
Scaffolded support for teachers:
- Introduction and Orientation: Face to face preparations;
- 3-5 days; highly interactive; introduces both big ideas and the actual instructional units
- Professional Learning Communities: weekly online structured, facilitated sessions that cover problems of practice and deeper knowledge about NGSS, 3-D learning; 10 per semester
- Supplemental Face to Face Sessions: introducing later units; 1-2 per semester