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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

For more information, contact NextGenPBL Director Christopher Reimann or Director of Professional Learning Angie Kolonich