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Upcoming Programs


Find upcoming programs in the following areas:

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Teacher Professional Learning

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Leadership Development

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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. If we do not presently offer a relevant opportunity for you, please feel free to reach out about how you can hire us in the future.

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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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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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Five Tools Institutes for Educators

As a teacher, how can you plan for instruction and classroom assessment based on the new science standards and Framework for K-12 Science Education? As a leader, how can you support teachers as they navigate this process?

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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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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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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. If we do not presently offer a relevant opportunity for you, please feel free to reach out about how you can hire us in the future.

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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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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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Five Tools Institutes for Leaders

As a teacher, how can you plan for instruction and classroom assessment based on the new science standards and Framework for K-12 Science Education? As a leader, how can you support teachers as they navigate this process?

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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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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 willing to test these materials and approaches in classroom settings?

BSCS Science Learning offers a wide range of field-test opportunities for teachers, principals, and district leaders to consider. An important part of our process is to elicit teacher and student feedback on the usability and feasibility of our materials and programs. See what’s currently available below. If we do not presently offer a relevant opportunity for you, please feel free to reach out about how you can hire us in the future.

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3D Assessment Pilot Test

We are recruiting middle school science teachers willing to administer three-dimensional (3D) assessment tasks to their students this spring.

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