Professional Development to Support A Medical Mystery

Calling all Middle School Science Teachers!

Are you interested in a high quality professional learning (PL) opportunity to support the enactment of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)-aligned curricula? Do you know other middle school science teachers who could benefit from an immersive PL experience designed to enhance both teacher and student learning?

In Spring 2020, BSCS will be offering a fully-online PL institute developed to guide teachers through our new body systems curriculum unit: A Medical Mystery.

A Medical Mystery supports middle school teachers in the effective instruction of an NGSS-aligned, EQuIP-reviewed body systems curriculum unit. Learn more here.


  • Dates: TBD Spring-Summer-Fall 2020. 10-15 Weeks (80-90 hours) of 11 synchronous sessions and asynchronous work with deadlines. Schedule will be developed to accommodate the availability and needs of participants.
  • Location: Online; basic equipment
  • Cost: TBD
  • Registration Deadline: TBD
  • Participation Requirements: Commit to attend all synchronous sessions, missing no more than two.

Why participate?

Throughout this comprehensive, 10-15 week institute, you will:

  • Become familiar with the Next Generation Science Standards and learn how to successfully enact NGSS-aligned curriculum.
  • Enhance your own understanding of body systems content to better support students’ classroom engagement and 3-dimensional learning.
  • Develop an understanding of BSCS’s signature STeLLA strategies—which have shown to be highly effective in improving both teacher and student learning.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL 1660985. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Registration coming soon!

For more information, please contact Lisa Carey.