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Thu, Apr 07



"What Does Standards- Aligned Science Instruction Look Like?"

This workshop will dive into a few key features that all NGSS/NVACS for Science material should include and some key science classroom look-fors.

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"What Does Standards- Aligned Science Instruction Look Like?"

Time & Location

Apr 07, 2022, 4:30 PM – Apr 21, 2022, 7:30 PM



About the Event

Earn .5 credit (that's 7.5 hours) toward license renewal 2.5 CUs in CCSD &

Salary Advancement in Clark & most NV Counties

Workshop Description

Do you know what high-quality, standards-aligned science instruction should look like in the K-12 classroom? Have you seen instructional material that claims to be “aligned to the NGSS/NVACS for Science?” How do you know if these claims are true? This workshop will dive into a few key features that all NGSS/NVACS for Science material should include and some key science classroom look-fors.

Throughout this professional learning, participants will be introduced to essential key features based on nationally recognized criteria, see an example of each feature within the context of a K-12 science classroom, identify how the feature connects to the Nevada Educator Performance Framework Instructional Standards, and examine examples of what these features could look like in a novice to an expert science classroom. Participants will leave with practical tools for each feature that can be used to support high-quality, standards-aligned instruction in K-12 classrooms.


Lori Henrickson

Ms. Henrickson currently serves as the Executive Director of the Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA) and teaches middle school science in the Clark County School District (CCSD). She is the former Secondary Science Project Facilitator in the Curriculum and Instruction Division in CCSD.

Ms. Henrickson works at local, state, and national levels as an advocate for equitable science learning experiences for all students. She is the Chair of the NSSTA Committee on Ensuring Equitable Access to High Quality Science Learning Opportunities for All Nevada Students. At the national level, Ms. Henrickson has worked with Achieve, Inc. and NextGenScience at WestEd on the Science Peer Review Panel (PRP) and is herself the lead author of a middle school science unit deemed an example of high quality by the Science PRP and published on the Next Generation Science Standards website.

Ms. Henrickson has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, Math, and Science from Western Michigan University and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with emphasis in Middle School Science, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also has a Level 1 Leader Credential in using the EQuIP Rubric for Science in professional learning settings.

Lori’s EQuIP Credential Badge:

Kristoffer (Kris) Carroll

Mr. Carroll currently serves as the K-12 Science, STEM, and Innovative Programs Coordinator in the Curriculum and Instruction Division of the Clark County School District. He formerly held roles as a High School Science Educator, Secondary Science Project Facilitator, Curriculum and Technology Coordinator for the Innovative Learning Environments, and K-12 Regional Science Trainer for the Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program (SNRPDP). He has earned a Bachelors of Science in Education, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master of Educational Policy & Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Mr. Carroll is a nationally-recognized science and STEM curriculum and instruction expert. He is one of only a handful of Level 4 Leader Credentialed EQuIP Rubric for Science experts, consulted with Achieve, Inc. and serves as a consultant for NextGenScience at WestEd. Mr. Carroll has facilitated over a hundred Next Generation Science Standards- Designed evaluation sessions providing much needed support to state and school district leaders across the country to ensure that all students experience access and opportunity to engage in high-quality science instructional material. At a local level, he supports all Nevadans in moving toward more equitable access to high-quality STEM resources as a member of the Nevada Governor's Office of Science, Innovation & Technology, Informal STEM Learning Environments (ISLE) Subcommittee and a Southern Nevada Regional STEM Network Advisory Committee Member.

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