"iExploreScience is an AMAZING professional development program. I have learned so much about the NGSS and how to implement them in my classroom... Joining this community has been the best professional development I have ever done!"

Mercedes G. - Middle School Science Teacher, Wisconsin

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Meet Your Instructor
Nicole VanTassel

Nicole VanTassel is the founder and CEO of iExploreScience. What began as a venture into curriculum development evolved into a mission to provide high quality, flexible professional development to teachers struggling to transition to the NGSS. iExplore Academy was created to fill the gap that currently exists between the adoption of three dimensional state standards and the implementation of these standards in the classroom. 

Ms. VanTassel received her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in 2012, taught in diverse middle and high school classrooms, and has been providing professional development services since 2018.  She is the recipient of several awards from organizations like the National Science Teaching Association and the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association. She currently serves on the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association Board as the Professional Development Committee Chair.

Teachers Love iExplore Science


I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing work you are doing! My students are thriving. I have never had a class so engaged and learning at this level ever before!! Thank you for all you do!

Cadena P. 

Middle School Teacher, South Dakota


For some reason, the way Nicole has presented the material has clicked with me more than any other resource I have found so far.

Kim G.

High School Science Teacher, Illinois


After trying to reach out to neighboring districts and coming up empty, I stumbled upon her page and have never looked back. My classroom teaching is so much better in just the few months I've been working with iExploreScience. Nicole is outstanding at tweaking my ideas... It's helpful to have someone in my corner to plan, bounce ideas off of, and reflect with.

Mariah R.

High School Science Teacher, Kansas

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