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Evaluating and Aligning Instructional Resources to the Next Generation Science Standards using the EQuIP Rubric

  • 10/17/2016
  • (UTC-03:00)
  • 10/18/2016
  • (UTC-03:00)
  • 2 sessions
  • 10/17/2016, 8:00 AM 3:00 PM (UTC-03:00)
  • 10/18/2016, 8:00 AM 3:00 PM (UTC-03:00)
  • Northern RI Collaborative, 640 George Washington Highway, Building B, Lincoln RI
  • 14


  • Fee is for the 2-day session. Registrant must be currently registered as a member in good standing. If the registrant is part of an institutional membership, their name must be in the RISTA database. Please email Carolyn if you need to update your institutional member list.
  • Registration fee includes 2-day session and membership through June, 2017. This choice is for non-members or previous RISTA members.

Registration is closed
  • EQuIP stands for"Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products.”  

  • The NGSS EQuIP rubric is a tool that was developed by the publisher of the NGSS and is widely regarded as the best way to evaluate instructional resources for their alignment to the NGSS.

  • This 2-day PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITY will offer direct training from two national trainers who worked to develop the current NGSS EQuIP Rubric. Attendees will...

    • Engage in a deep study of the NGSS;

    • Receive training in the use of the EQuIP rubric to evaluate materials for NGSS alignment;determine how to improve instructional materials so that they are aligned to the NGSS; and

    • Collaborate with other educators to revise materials or create new materials for use with their own students in 3 dimensional learning.

  • Teachers from all schools in RI (K-12) are encouraged to attend, but space is limited! Our goal is to enroll 2-3 educators from each district so the use of the rubric can be brought to the local level.  

  • Register NOW with a team of educators from your district.

  • If you have questions or your district would like to use a purchase order, please email carolyn.higgins@warwickschools.org

Two NGSS Leaders will facilitate this training:

Matt Krehbiel is responsible for supporting and managing EQuIP for science with Achieve.

Matt began his career in science education as a high school science teacher in Kansas, where he taught a wide range of high school science courses over ten years. His work in the classroom was recognized in 2010 with the Award for Excellence in Conservation and Environmental Education. Matt led Kansas’ participation as a lead state in developing the Next Generation Science Standards and was the lead author of Appendix K: Model Course Mapping in Middle School and High School. For his efforts to advance science education in Kansas, Matt was awarded the Kansas Association for Teachers of Science Outstanding Contributions to Science Education Award.

In addition to his classroom and state-level work, Matt has also worked at the national level. Matt is a member of the Board on Science Education for the National Research Council and, in that role, was a on the committee that wrote Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards.

Aneesha Badrinarayan serves as a Senior Program Associate with Achieve. As a member of the Science team, she provides support for the state adoption and implementation efforts surrounding the Next Generation Science Standards.

Before joining Achieve, Aneesha was the Outreach Program manager at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In this capacity, she developed and implemented inquiry-based science curriculum for K-8th grade audiences in an effort to improve science education practices throughout the state of Michigan.

A behavioral neuroscientist by training, Aneesha first discovered her passion for education as a science tutor and volunteer with 826michigan. Aneesha received her B.A. in biology from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She received her M.S. in neuroscience at the University of Michigan, where she served as a Rackham Regents Fellow and a Ruth L. Kirchstein Graduate Research Fellow through the National Institute for Mental Health.

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