Teacher professional development and coaching for hands-on science

in Elementary, Middle School and Afterschool Classrooms.

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Active Science Learning

3523 Westminster West Road, Putney, VT 05346

Tel: 617-417-2634

hutchison@ActiveScienceLearning.org

 
 

Making the transition to NGSS requires a careful assessment of student needs and teacher capacity. The   Understanding by Design protocol helps districts, schools and teachers unpack the new standards, set clear learning objectives and plan lesson units backwards from authentic and rigorous assessments.

Science practice are the habits and skills which make science exploration accurate, reliable and consistent (and fun). They are embedded into each of the Next Generation Science Standards.  Bringing them alive in the classroom requires new approaches to science teaching

Kit-based science curricula can provide students with first hand opportunities to test ideas, form hypotheses, collect and analyze data and evidence and communicate findings and conclusions to each other and to others.

Afterschool engineering and science projects that use simple and inexpensive materials allow students to explore how things work and how they can make them work better. These projects build interest, confidence and use of the science process practices that can boost engagement in formal science classes.

Targeted help to:

 

- Understand the scope and goals of the assignment.

- Review understanding of the processes and concepts involved.

- Plan the steps to completion

- Review and assess your work.