Wakefield, MA (PRWEB) February 29, 2016
Science teachers across Massachusetts face a massive problem: how to implement the new 2016 Science Technology/Engineering (STE) Standards required by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The 264 curriculum standards are organized by subject and grade, ranging from pre-Kindergarten through high school, and all standards for each grade are required to be taught during the school year.
For the 4th year, JogNog is working to enable effective implementation of these new standards together with two Massachusetts science teacher organizations: Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) and Massachusetts Technology Education/Engineering Collaborative (MassTEC).
The teamwork ramps up this spring with four workshops sponsored by JogNog on March 19 and April 9 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the following locations:
Saturday, March 19, 2016:
Silver Lake Middle School, Kingston, MA
Springfield Renaissance School, Springfield, MA
Saturday, April 9, 2016:
Ipswich Middle School, Ipswich, MA
Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School, Northborough, MA
Experts on the new STE standards will facilitate introductory and advanced sessions to get teachers up to speed. Interested teachers can sign up for one of these sessions by following this link: http://tinyurl.com/MA2016STE.
“Changes to education standards add one more challenge to teachers across the state of Massachusetts,” said Stephen Smith, CEO and co-founder of JogNog. “Our goal is to make these changes as painless as possible for our teachers.”
“No one knows how much time and cost will be required to implement the new standards,” said Patrick Larkin, the Assistant Superintendent for Learning for Burlington Public Schools. “The keys to controlling cost and time are planning and sharing the workload, and we appreciate JogNog’s assistance in bringing the education community together.”
Teachers and administrators can get more information and download the new standards at the Massachusetts Department of Education website: http://www.doe.mass.edu/stem/review.html.
JogNog provides a comprehensive system for student practice and assessment that motivates students to learn in an engaging and fun way. Specifically designed to meet teachers’ needs, JogNog delivers quizzes aligned to Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and state curriculum standards for grades 2 through 12. JogNog uses the latest in educational research to create a competitive learning app that enhances student assessment and learning. JogNog is available on the web, iPad, iPhone, Android, Chromebook, Kindle Fire, and Windows Phone. For more information about JogNog, visit http://www.JogNog.com.