Pier 15, San Francisco, California
In this four-day workshop you'll explore ways to support classroom teachers as they move toward an inquiry-based approach in which students take more responsibility for their learning.
- Practice inquiry as it relates to the three dimensions of science learning (disciplinary core ideas, cross-cutting concepts, and science practices) that are core to the Next Generation Science Standards.
- Carry out a series of activities that identify the science practices needed to conduct an inquiry, such as asking questions, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, and arguing from evidence.
- Plan and conduct a full investigation that illustrates how science concepts and the science practices can be learned through the inquiry process.
- Examine the techniques of effective professional development design, such as how to sequence activities, match activities to learning goals, and facilitate discussions to advance teachers’ thinking and practices.
- Learn how to apply workshop activities to different professional development settings, and see how classroom activities can be modified to incorporate more science inquiry and science practices.
Preview the workshop schedule.
Who is this workshop for?
Our workshops are designed for professional developers and educators with professional development roles, such as:
- science specialists
- curriculum coordinators
- teachers on special assignment
- lead teachers
- administrators and museum educators
- university faculty