Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Elizabeth Mirra is a math and science instructional coach and a middle and high school science educator with 20 years of experience. As a science teacher, she had remarkable success boosting students’ motivation and achievement in her science classes. She was involved in reviewing and providing feedback on the Next Generation Science Standards throughout their development and has worked with numerous school districts providing professional development on best science practices and assistance with aligning curriculum to the new standards.

Elizabeth is the recipient of the prestigious President’s Award for Excellence in Science Teaching and is the author of Best Teaching and Assessment Resources for the NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS Aligned Classroom (Grades 6-12), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

Spending the day with Elizabeth is a rich opportunity filled with practical, creative strategies perfect for helping your students master the Next Generation Science Standards.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Liz is fantastic and incredibly engaging.”
Tamara Barfield, Science Teacher

“We were not just given concepts, we were given the strategies on how to implement many of these concepts.”
Patricia Ramsawak, Earth Science High School Teacher

“I enjoyed the day. Liz is engaging and I’m leaving with practical, easy-to-implement tools for my classroom.”
Dawn Giovanetto, High School Science Teacher

“I appreciate the practical applications of the information. I have new ideas for my lesson tomorrow!
Kathy Hafner, High School Biology Teacher

“Great! I now have a better understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards.
Margaret Warrem, High School Science Teacher

“Liz is very knowledgeable and took time to answer all questions. She really changed the way I think about science education. I’m so excited to get back into my classroom!
Emily Sandy, High School Biology Teacher

“Liz is professional, polished and approachable.”
Diane Guida, High School Science Teacher

I’m excited to implement the NGSS. I feel I now have the tools to make this possible!”
Jaymie Mikeworth, Science Teacher/Dept. Head