Teacher Professional Learning Materials
To support key instructional shifts in the Next Generation Science Standards, we have developed professional learning materials to accompany the instructional materials. These materials take into consideration important findings of best practices in supporting teacher learning (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2015; National Research Council, 2015). All OpenSciEd materials are open educational resources (OER) licensed to be free for anyone to use, share, redistribute, adapt, transform, and build upon for any purpose, even commercially. If you are interested in getting support with facilitating OpenSciEd professional learning, visit our page with OpenSciEd Professional Development Providers.
Facilitator Professional Learning Materials
Accompanying the teacher professional development materials are a set of facilitator learning materials. Just as we value the importance of good teaching in supporting student learning, we value the importance of good facilitation for the effectiveness of teacher professional development. These facilitator learning materials have been used with the OpenSciEd Field Test Facilitators throughout the project. Included in these materials are the agendas, slides, and resources necessary to layer on top of the teacher professional learning materials.