NextGen TIME

NextGen TIME Logo.

Professional learning for next generation science

Toolkit for Instructional Materials Evaluation

What is NextGen TIME?

NextGen TIME is a suite of tools and processes for curriculum-based professional learning that supports educators to evaluate, select, and implement instructional materials designed for next generation science. NextGen TIME empowers educators to aim higher and accomplish more during the instructional materials selection process. It’s not just about choosing better materials, but about improving next generation science instruction for all students.

Specifically, NextGen TIME will:

  • allow districts and educators to analyze and select materials based on key criteria and scoring guidance, and
  • provide educators with a transformative professional learning experience highly focused on the NGSS and the implementation of high quality materials designed for next generation science.

The instructional materials targeted by NextGen TIME are either larger units of study or year-long programs. NextGen TIME consists of five phases: Prepare, Prescreen, Paperscreen, Pilot, and Plan.


Register now for free access to NextGen TIME resources and updates. Resources include handouts, Powerpoints, and facilitation guides for education leaders. No costs or commitments required!

Register here

What people are saying about NextGen TIME...

NextGen Process