What I do

My name is Chris Charnitski. I am a science teacher who is passionate about science teaching and the NGSS – and who has recently left the classroom to help schools and teachers make the shift to the transformational Next Generation Science Standards.  I have been working with educators and the NGSS for over 5 years – at conferences, training institutes and at international schools. When visiting schools, I will typically spend 2 – 3 days training the larger groups and a few days either working with individual teachers or facilitating small groups to begin to think purposefully about unit development and what these conceptual shifts might look like in the classroom. Most schools now are interested in continued, sustained PD to work towards cohesive assessment systems and unit design – and I typically continue to work with schools over a few years. You can see a list of recent conferences I’ve presented at and schools I’ve visited below, and check out testimonials from teachers and leaders I have had the privilege of working with (by following the “testimonials” link above).

On-site work, Institutes and Conferences

2019

American Embassy School New Delhi

American School of Cairo

American School of Doha

Dostyk American International School Kazakhstan

American Cooperative School of Tunis

American Community School Beirut

American School of Brasilia

International School of Kuala Lumpur

Ruamrudee International School, Bangkok

American Education Reaches Out (AERO) Summer Institute

The American International School of Muscat : )

AERO : ) Pre-conference at NESA Spring Educators Conference

American School of Cairo

American Community School Beirut

Shanghai American School

2018

Doha American School – Doha, Qatar

Zurich International School – Zurich, Switzerland

American Community School Beirut – Beirut, Lebanon

American Community School – Abu Dhabi

Dostyk American International School – Atyrau, Kasakhstan

Shanghai American School – Shanghai, China

Vision International School – Doha, Qatar

NSTA Philadelphia STEM Conference – Segment presenter- Philadelphia, PA

AERO Summer Institute – Arlington, VA

NESA Spring Ed Conference – AERO  Preconference – Athens, Greece

Ben Franklin International School – Spain Cohort, Barcelona

Rabat American School – Rabat, Morocco

American School of Rome – Rome, Italy

NESA Winter Training Institute – Muscat, Oman

TAISM : ) The American International School of Muscat – Muscat, Oman

2017

Dostyk American International School – Atyrau, Kazakhstan

American International School of Barcelona – Spain Cohort, Barcelona

NESA Spring Ed Conference – AERO  Preconference – Bangkok, Thailand

CEESA Assessment Summit – Budapest, Hungary

AERO Summer Institute – Arlington, VA

American Community School of Beirut – Lebanon