Next Generation Science Standards Institute (NGSSI)
This institute is a two-week summer program for college students who are preparing to teach in an elementary or middle school. The program is designed to increase pre-service teachers’ skills in teaching mathematics and science, while integrating technology and engineering into the curriculum. This is achieved through the development of a problem-based learning (PBL) space exploration theme. The participants will be assigned to an Institute Flight Team. Using the skills they have learned, the NGSSI participants will develop a lesson to teach to a 5th grade class from a local school.