NGSS Program

Applications for the Summer 2020 Cohort will open in Fall 2019.

For more information about any of the KCI programs, please contact gro.retnecnoitavonniesuarknull@smargorp.

The NGSS program, formerly named MADE Science, will give teachers in all grades the practical tools they need to meet the challenges of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The program is comprised of 30 hours (5 days) of face-to-face training, providing ample time for practice and discussion. Participants will have access to the instructors and other members of the cohort using on-line collaboration tools.

The NGSS Program will empower educators to:

  • Use hands-on NGSS-aligned content to promote student inquiry and drive content mastery.
  • Model and use new teaching strategies, which provide opportunities for students to take a greater responsibility for their own learning.
  • Collaborate with fellow educators to help gain confidence, build new content, and share their learning within a professional learning network.
teacher engaged in NGSS project

I found it most useful to engage in the hands-on science and learn about how to present these activities, ensuring that they’re not only fun, but that they also develop key science knowledge and engage students in the critical thinking process.


Each component of the instructional topics was valuable for me. I feel more confident in tackling the NGSS lesson plans this coming year.

Summer 2020

Stay tuned to learn about when the program will be offered in 2020. The program typically runs Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 3:30pm.