Professional Development

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Providing High Quality Professional Development for all Teachers

Professional Development
Science Instruction

Courses We Offer

Our program immerses teachers in the best practices in science instruction, focusing on:

  • Implementing science content and Next Generation Science Standards in the classroom using Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts
  • Incorporating Language Arts and Mathematics into science instruction
  • Embedding STEM and Inquiring Into Lessons and Units
Experienced & Qualified

Our Instructors

Our Instructors are experienced and qualified teaching professionals who:

  • Focus on the learning goals of each teacher and school while integrating a thorough understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Guide teachers through VINS educational resources in the context of the NGSS
  • Are Highly Qualified Teachers with Masters of Education
Science Instruction

Professional Development Workshops

VINS offers a range of professional development workshops that include engaging hands-on activities, puzzling phenomena, discussions, curriculum connections and practical tools and resources that are all aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.  Workshops are designed for a school-wide audience as well as in-service days for an entire district or supervisory union.  Contact us to learn more about how VINS can support science education in your school or district.

We also offer workshops tailored specifically to address the needs of early childhood educators, with topics such as Natural Wonders and STEM in Nature.

School Programs
Science in Your Classroom

School Programs

VINS Professional Development doesn't end with workshops and courses but extends to the classroom:

  • Pair the professional development in your district with our world-class in school programs
  • Gain access to additional materials, lessons and in class instruction through the ELF Science Program
  • Engage middle school students in project based learning through the Science Symposium