Professional Learning Materials for Teachers & Facilitators

Our curriculum-based professional learning leverages OpenSciEd’s award-winning materials to help teachers reach and engage every student in science learning. There are six different professional learning sessions that support the classroom materials, starting with the Curriculum Launch. All our professional learning resources are Open Educational Resources (OER) so you can easily download, adapt, and share!

Teacher Professional Learning Materials
Facilitator Professional Learning Materials
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Curriculum Launch
Introducing OpenSciEd's materials and supporting the shift to instruction driven by student sensemaking about phenomena and problems
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Facilitator Launch
Preparing facilitators to lead transformative science professional learning
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Student Sensemaking
Elevating student sensemaking using OpenSciEd’s key instructional elements
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Student Sensemaking
Key opportunities to reflect in as a facilitator interspersed with experiencing the teacher professional learning
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Equitable Discussions
Supporting facilitators with leveraging the rich discussions in OpenSciEd’s materials for equitable science learning
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Equitable Discussions
Leveraging the rich discussions in OpenSciEd’s materials for equitable science learning
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Innovative Assessments
Investigating how OpenSciEd’s assessment system focuses on student sensemaking
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Universal Design
Amplifying the Universal Design for Learning features embedded in OpenSciEd’s materials
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Universal Design
Preparing facilitators to lead transformative science professional learning about Universal Design for Learning
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Innovative Assessments
Preparing facilitators to lead transformative science professional learning about Innovative Assessments
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Making Thinking Visible
Elevating the writing and drawing opportunities for student sensemaking embedded in OpenSciEd’s materials
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