Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Dr. Marquita Blades is an experienced and award-winning secondary science teacher, international speaker, author, and science consultant. Marquita’s diverse experiences have put her on the frontline of the implementation and integration of Next Generation Science Standards. She has managed national STEM programs for high-achieving secondary level students and has served as a curriculum and assessment developer, and professional learning facilitator for numerous school districts. Marquita is a frequent state, national and international conference presenter.

Marquita is passionate about helping fellow secondary science teachers practically and powerfully implement the three-dimensional learning framework of the Next Generation Science Standards. She is also the author of Increasing Student Mastery of the Next Generation Science Standards though Practical Implementation of Crosscutting Concepts and Science & Engineering Standards, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

Join Marquita for a valuable day filled with practical strategies you can use tomorrow to inspire and excite your students about science and increase their mastery of the NGSS.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Great presentation! So many terrific ideas I plan to use with my students!”

Marquita is so motivating! Great workshop!”

“This was the best science PD that I’ve ever attended. Super relevant!

I am eager to try these NGSS ideas with my students. Thank you, Marquita!”

“Outstanding! I loved all the wonderful NGSS resources and activities Marquita shared.”

“Great seminar! I thoroughly enjoyed it and my science students will truly benefit!”

“This was a wonderful day! Marquita helped me reexamine what I’m doing in a different light and gave me lots of great ideas.”

“I really enjoyed the seminar and appreciate the great strategies that Marquita shared! Thank you!”

Very applicable strategies! I love that our whole day was geared toward science.”

“Thanks for giving me so many new NGSS classroom activities, ideas and resources!”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the seminar! Marquita was engaging, funny and SO knowledgeable!”