[Archived] Apply to join the NextGenScience PRP
Update: Applications closed February 14, 2022. Stay tuned for an announcement of the newest PRP members!
NextGenScience is seeking applicants to the 2022–2023 Peer Review Panel (PRP) focused on high-quality, high school-level materials. Better instructional materials means better student learning outcomes. Help us make it happen!
The PRP is an expert cohort of educators from across the country with deep knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and features of high quality science instructional materials that reviews free and publicly available lessons and units to determine their alignment with the NGSS.
The NextGenScience PRP provides extensive formative feedback on instructional units directly to developers through confidential, iterative review cycles using the EQuIP Rubric for Science. Reviews of the top-rated instructional units in this process are shared on nextgenscience.org and can be used
- in classrooms while transitioning to full programs designed for the NGSS,
- as professional learning resources, or
- as models for curriculum developers.
“The feedback provided was incredibly detailed and didn’t tell us just that we did something wrong or that it could be better but gave ideas for HOW to make it better or where to look for support on how to make it better.”
“Every time we get together, the depth of discourse increases and continues to push and test our understanding of 3D instruction. I have learned so much over the past 3 years being a member of this special service community.”
“This has been the greatest professional development of my career. I have and continue to learn so much from all the #SciencePRP members.”
Passionate science educators are essential to creating a learning environment that provides exceptional and equitable high school science instructional materials to all students.
Join the PRP and collaborate with educators across the country who share your commitment to improving science education for all students. Evaluate the quality of high school-level science and engineering materials. Develop your expertise in the NGSS, and work to make more equitable science instructional materials more widely available.
This opportunity includes valuable professional learning experiences with national experts. Honoraria are offered for professional learning time, and stipends are provided for reviews completed.
The NextGenScience Peer Review Panel is supported by grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.