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Instructional Materials Evaluation Team

Asynchronous Sessions Overview

Plan to use the Virtual NextGen TIME Session Guide customized for your evaluation team and the resources for each asynchronous session to prepare for each subsequent synchronous session

Introduction Session

Use the checklist in your customized Asynchronous Overview Guide attached to your Welcome to Virtual NextGen TIME email to guide your use of the resources linked on this page.

This asynchronous session is your introduction and orientation to this virtual professional learning experience. In this asynchronous session you will:

  • You’ll watch a brief introductory video that will include a reference to a brief NextGen TIME Overview. 

  • Use the Asynchronous Session Guide, customized for your team and attached to your Welcome Email, to access the Jamboard where you will make your thinking visible about the characteristics of high-quality instructional materials (HQIM) designed for next generation science. During the first synchronous session, you’ll get to meet others on your team and see what they think! 

  • Check your calendars to make sure all the synchronous sessions are scheduled

  • Download the handouts that we’ll use throughout the process. Feel free to print them or use them electronically. 

Welcome and Introduction to Virtual NextGen TIME 

How to Use Jamboard

Reading selections for the Disruptions in Ecosystems unit (Third Field Test Version, 2016)

This unit was developed by the American Museum of Natural History and Lawrence Hall of Science with funding from the National Science Foundation. This unit scored well in the EQuIP review. This unit is used to learn the NextGen TIME process—essentially calibrating understanding—and that learning will then be applied to candidate instructional materials.

NextGen TIME Handouts




Chapter 1


Chapter 2


Chapter 3


Chapter 4


Chapter 5


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