Transforming science education through research-driven innovation
This course is full for the summer and fall of 2021.
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?
BSCS has a fully-online PL course developed to guide teachers through our new body systems curriculum unit: A Medical Mystery. This NGSS-aligned unit immerses students in an online environment that challenges them to use scientific reasoning skills and argumentation to solve, “What’s Wrong with M’Kenna?”
Part 1 of the PL (held in summer) engages teachers in developing an understanding of A Medical Mystery, learning STeLLA® strategies as they are embedded in the unit, and analyzing classroom video of the units in action.
Part 2 of the PL (held in fall) supports teachers as they begin to use the unit with students. Teachers who continue onto Part 2 of the course will film themselves teaching the unit and will engage in video-based analysis-of-practice with their peers.
Throughout this comprehensive institute, you will:
This resource was developed in partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL 1502571. 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.