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Colleagues Sara Dozier, Dawn O'Connor, Anna Newman, and Bob Miller engage in vigorous debate as they work through a MOOC assignment.

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SNAP is offering two free hybrid MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

Both courses follow a hybrid online/face-to-face format in slightly different ways. Course 1 is recommended (but is not required) before Course 2.

Fall, 2017

Course 1. Performance Assessment in the NGSS Classroom: Implications for Practice.

This course is about how short performance assessments can be used to support NGSS instruction.

Participants watch instructional videos on their own and complete assignments collaboratively with groups of colleagues. If you would like to do the course as an individual we will provide support for you to join a virtual group for the assignments.

This course will be open Oct. 30th-Dec. 31st and it can be taken any time within those dates.

Registration is will remain open until the end of the course. Many more details about the course and its structure are available on the registration page.

Winter, 2018

Course 1 (described above) will run again.

This course will be open Jan 8-March 30th, 2018. Registration is now open.

Course 2. Creating Instructionally-Embedded Performance Assessments for the NGSS Classroom.

This course is about developing 3-5 day performance assessments that are embedded into classroom instruction.

Participants work through the steps of developing an NGSS performance assessment in development teams of 2-4 while watching the instructional videos. Two or more development teams will get together for face-to-face meetings to provide feedback on the development at two points during the course.

This course will be run January 8-March 30th, 2018. Registration is now open.