Professional Learning for Teachers

Targeted Lesson Modeling

Do you want to try a new instructional strategy, but would like to see it in action? Lesson modeling is a way to accomplish this goal. We will schedule a time to co-teach a lesson following the 3D instructional approach.

Science Talk

Based on the work of Page Keeley, this session provides teachers with ideas of how to get students talking about science.  We will explore various “Talk Moves” and look at examples in the classroom.  This is an excellent follow-up session to Formative Assessment Probes.

Constructing Explanations

Students struggle to explain their thinking about science.  Using the C-E-R Framework from Page Keeley, teachers will explore strategies to support students in writing quality explanations in science.  This is an excellent follow-up session to Writing Across the Curriculum.

Project-based Learning

Distinguish between a “project” and “project-based learning” while developing a framework for how to implement PBL into your classroom.

Engineering Design Overview

Experience an Engineering Design Challenge, and go in depth with the Engineering Design Process.   Encourage problem solving skills and prepare students for the future!

Linking Literature: STEM lessons based on Books

Using a framework, teachers will develop lessons and engineering challenges based on texts they’re already reading with their students.  This is curriculum integration at its best.

Get the F.A.C.T.s!

Teachers use formative assessment in a variety of ways.  The strategies presented here are intended to be easy to implement and to garner a quick snapshot of student thinking.  Based on Page Keeley’s Formative Assessment Classroom Techniques.

STEM Certification Support

Using the certification rubric, an analysis will be completed by teachers within the building and observation data collected by administrators, peers, and coordinator. Support will be given with resources, implementation plan and timeline, and advice for scheduled visits.

Writing Across the Curriculum

Learn new strategies for engaging students in writing about science.

Picture-Perfect Science Lessons

Learn more about these great lessons that utilize the 5E lesson planning model.