Five Tools Institutes for Leaders


Five Tools and Processes for Translating the NGSS into Instruction and Classroom Assessment

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?

Discover an effective pathway at a Five Tools Institute. The Five Tools and Processes to support educators in translating disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and performance expectations into a coherent unit plan for (NGSS-aligned) phenomenon or problem-focused units of instruction.

Which Five Tools Institute is right for you?

BSCS customizes Five Tools Institutes based on the target participants’ needs and goals. The most popular examples of what we offer and for whom include:

Five Tools Institute 1
Five Tools Institute 2
Five Tools Institute 3

Five Tools Institute 1: Learning the Process

Learning Goals

  • develop a deeper understanding of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Framework for K-12 Science Education.
  • using a middle school example unit, learn how to design and plan three-dimensional, phenomena or problem-driven units of instruction.
  • leverage facilitation guides and other resources to help you navigate the Five Tools model of professional development.

Target Participants

  • K-12 Teachers, Teacher Leaders, District Leaders

Five Tools Institute 2: Developing a Unit of Instruction and Classroom Assessment

Learning Goals

  • develop a deeper understanding of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Framework for K-12 Science Education.
  • learn how to design and plan three-dimensional, phenomena or problem-driven units of instruction.
  • use the tools and processes to develop a unit of instruction and classroom assessment.
  • access facilitation guides and other resources to help you navigate the Five Tools model of professional development.

Target Participants

  • K-12 Teachers, Teacher Leaders, District Leaders

Five Tools Institute 3: Leadership Development

Learning Goals

  • develop a deeper understanding of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Framework for K-12 Science Education.
  • Learn how to support educators in designing and planning three-dimensional, phenomena or problem-driven units of instruction using the Five Tools.
  • Access, review, and practice using facilitation guides and other resources to help you lead educators in navigating the Five Tools model of professional development.

Target Participants

  • Science supervisors
  • K-12 teacher leaders (leaders of teams can include classroom teachers)
  • District/school administrators
  • Science consultants
  • University faculty

How can you participate in an institute?

When BSCS has an institute available for public registration, we will post the opportunity on this page.

If we don’t currently have an institute available that meets your needs, contact us about how we can collaborate with you on developing and/or hosting one.

BSCS can support the design and implementation of Five Tools Institutes of various sizes across the country.

Questions?

For more information, please contact Ashley Whitaker.