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Upcoming Programs

Find upcoming programs in the following areas:


Teacher Professional Learning


Leadership Development


Field-Test Opportunities

Teacher Professional Learning

Are you a teacher who is looking to enhance your science content knowledge or instructional practices? Would you like a deeper understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)? Have you heard about our signature STeLLA® approach and want to learn how to use high-leverage science teaching strategies through video-based lesson analysis?

BSCS Science Learning offers a wide range of professional learning opportunities for teachers. See what’s currently available below.

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Tuition-based Teacher Institutes for BSCS Biology: Understanding for Life

We have two Tuition-based Teacher Institutes scheduled this summer.

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Professional Learning for BSCS Biology: Understanding for Life

BSCS Biology professional learning helps teachers develop an understanding of the program’s goals, new Anchored Inquiry Learning instructional model, and resources.

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STeLLA Online Program

BSCS is offering a fully-online version of our proven STeLLA® professional learning program and upper-elementary science teachers can participate in STeLLA from anywhere in the country.

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Professional Development to Support a More Humane Genetics Education

We are recruiting middle and high school biology teachers for a genetics education study.

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Invitations Inquiry with FieldScope: Free Professional Learning

BSCS is offering free professional learning (PL) opportunities with our Invitations to Inquiry with FieldScope lesson materials, which get students working with real-world data from citizen science projects using FieldScope.

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PlantingScience Digging Deeper {F2}

We are looking for high school science teachers to take part in a second cohort of the F2 research study. The goal of the study is to investigate how in-depth teacher professional learning in combination with a high-quality curriculum module and online mentoring by plant scientists can improve student outcomes and understanding of photosynthesis and cellular respiration.

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Leadership Development

Are you a science education leader or provider of professional learning services who is looking to support teachers’ professional growth? Would you like a deeper understanding of how to help teachers enact the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)? Could you benefit from tools and processes that prepare teams of educators to evaluate, select, and implement instructional materials designed for next generation science?

BSCS Science Learning offers a wide range of professional learning opportunities for science education leaders and professional learning providers. See what’s currently available below.

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Professional Development Provider Institutes

Each Professional Development (PD) Provider Institute is a 4-day experience designed to support you as a PD provider by deepening your knowledge, increasing your confidence, and enhancing your abilities.

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STeLLA Leadership Development Opportunity

Join BSCS Science Learning along with Kentucky and Tennessee teachers and leaders for a year-long STeLLA®-based leadership development opportunity.

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BSCS Biology: Understanding for Life Professional Development Leader Institute

We are seeking science educators who are interested in supporting high school biology teachers as they learn and implement BSCS Biology: Understanding for Life.

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NextGen TIME Leadership Institutes

NextGen TIME is a suite of tools and processes for curriculum-based professional learning that supports educators to evaluate, select, and implement instructional materials designed for next generation science.

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Design, Development and Field-Test Opportunities

Are you looking for new K-12 science curriculum materials? Are you interested in newly-developed teacher professional learning programs? Would your school or district be interested in collaborating on the design, development, adaptation, and/or field-testing of programs for learners and educators?

BSCS Science Learning offers a wide range of co-design, curriculum customization, and field-test opportunities for teachers, principals, and district leaders to consider. See what’s currently available below.

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Curriculum Customization Services

BSCS Science Learning provides assistance with customizing instructional materials to schools and districts as a professional service. 

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High School Physical Science Course Co-Design and Development

We are seeking 10-20 district partners to participate in the development of a new high school physical science program.

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3D Assessment Pilot Test

As part of an NSF-funded project to investigate the validity of three-dimensional (3-D) assessment tasks, BSCS Science Learning is interested in pilot testing 3-D tasks with students across the country.

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High School Teacher Recruitment for NSF-funded Study

We are currently recruiting for a study titled, “Exploring how learning about the genetics of sex differences impacts genetic essentialism and STEM belonging and interest” for the 2024-2025 academic year.

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