Teaching Science Remotely - Secondary NGSS (grades 6-12)

This online workshop will focus on the best practices of remote science instruction including: modeling instruction, argument-driven inquiry, phenomenon-based instruction, and the science and engineering practices contained in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Special consideration will be given to the cross-cutting concepts as both thematic and practical lenses that drive scientific inquiry. Participants will engage in scientific inquiry that is guided by authentic assessments and best practices.  Inquiry will target specific 6-12 performance expectations in the NGSS.

  • Cost for Invitational Schools: $75 USD
  • Cost for Non-Members: $150 USD

August 12 , 2020  (2 x 2 hr. sessions) starting at  2:30 pm MST * 

A primary device (laptop, tablet, or desktop) is best for the conference. We do not recommend a secondary device (phone) for a Zoom call of this complexity. 

This workshop is designed for 6-12 science teachers working at international schools.  Participants in the workshop will:

  • Gain a better understanding remote scientific inquiry and the NGSS
  • Engage in online learning through modeling instruction and scientific inquiry
  • Screen and exemplar performance assessments.
  • Utilize online tools (e.g. Zoom, Google Forms, Jamboard) to facilitate authentic learning


Mr Paul Anderson

Paul Andersen is an educational consultant and YouTube creator living in Bozeman, MT.  Paul is an experienced educator having taught science in Montana for 20 years.  Paul was the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, and was also one of four finalists for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year.  In addition to teaching Paul has created hundreds of YouTube science tutorials that have been viewed millions of times by students around the world.  Paul has provided training for thousands of students, teachers, and administrators around the world.  Paul enjoys providing meaningful professional development that can be applied immediately in the classroom. 




This workshop is subsidized through the Tri-Association A/OS grant to enable the schools to participate without any cost.