Professional Development Provider Institute 1


Join us for a Professional Development Provider (PD) Institute 1 at the Tennessee Aquarium in February 2020. This Institute is a 4-day experience designed to support you as a PD leader. By attending, you will deepen your knowledge, increase your confidence, and enhance your abilities to support implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards and the Science and Engineering Practices 2: Developing and Using Models with connections to Tennessee Academic Standards for Science.

Details

  • Dates: February 25-28, 2020
  • Location: Tennessee Aquarium IMAX building, 1 Broad St., Chattanooga, TN, 37402
  • Cost: $1,000 to register ($900 for each additional team member)
  • Registration Deadline: January 27, 2020

Why participate?

High quality science education is more crucial than ever. Teachers must prepare students to thrive within a competitive 21st century workforce, where scientific reasoning and critical thinking skills are the price of entry. PD Provider Institutes will increase your ability to effectively support teachers as they navigate their way through evolving science education standards and practices.

Benefits

  • plan, lead, and evaluate workshops that help teachers use the science practices in their classrooms;
  • use a variety of "close-to-the-classroom" strategies to support teachers as they use the science practices in their classrooms;
  • make adjustments to plans based on data and understandings about change; and
  • increase intentionality in leadership practices.

Goals and Outcomes

  • Enhance your understanding of the research and literature underpinning the Next Generation Science Standards and increase ability to support teachers’ translation of research into the classroom.
  • Deepen your understanding of three-dimensional learning and the science and engineering practices laid out in the NGSS.
  • Take part in an in-depth analysis of Science and Engineering Practices 2: Developing and Using Models.
  • Increase your ability to support teachers in modifying their current curriculum materials to support student development of Science and Engineering Practices 2: Developing and Using Models.

Who should participate?

  • Science supervisors
  • K-12 teacher leaders
  • Science consultants
  • University faculty
Registration is open
Questions?

For more information, please contact Ashley Whitaker.