What I do

My name is Chris Charnitski and I am passionate about the Next Generation Science Standards and the vision of science education that is put forward in A Framework for K-12 Science Education. I have been working with educators and the NGSS for over 5 years – at conferences, training institutes and at schools around the world – and now virtually – helping teachers and schools transition to these transformational new science standards.

When visiting schools, I will typically spend 2 – 3 days training larger groups – often divided into upper and lower school – and a few days either working with individual teachers or facilitating small groups to begin to think purposefully about unit development, assessment and what these conceptual shifts might look like and feel like in the classroom. Most schools now are interested in continued, sustained PD to work towards cohesive assessment systems and curriculum design. As a result, I typically work with schools over several years in multiple capacities. You can see a list of recent conferences I’ve presented at and schools I’ve collaborated with below, and check out testimonials from teachers and leaders I have had the privilege of learning from and with (by following the “testimonials” link above).

On-site work, Virtual work, Institutes and Conferences

2020

American School of Asuncion – Paraguay

American School of Cairo – Egypt

International School of Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia / Virtual 

AERO / Near East South Asia Schools K-5 Critical Areas Webinar – Virtual 

Shanghai American School – China

American Embassy School New Delhi – India / Virtual 

The American International School of Muscat – Oman 

2019

American Embassy School New Delhi

American School of Cairo

American School of Doha – Qatar

Dostyk American International School Kazakhstan

American Cooperative School of Tunis – Tunisia

American Community School Beirut – Lebanon

American School of Brasilia – Brazil

International School of Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

Ruamrudee International School – Bangkok

American Education Reaches Out (AERO) Summer Institute – VA

The American International School of Muscat – Oman

AERO Pre-conference at NESA Spring Educators Conference – Bangkok

American School of Cairo – Egypt

American Community School Beirut – Lebanon

Shanghai American School – China

2018

Doha American School – Qatar

Zurich International School – Zurich, Switzerland

American Community School Beirut – Lebanon

American Community School – Abu Dhabi

Dostyk American International School – Atyrau, Kasakhstan

Shanghai American School – 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