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The OpenSciEd Taster introduces the OpenSciEd curriculum, communicates the importance of professional learning, and promotes continued engagement with the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance around OpenSciEd adoption and implementation. Included in this session are opportunities for educators to explore: -Key features of the OpenSciEd curriculum -Sample lessons and student artifacts -Components of an OpenSciEd unit […]


OpenSciEd Curriculum Launch – Teacher Edition

Using OpenSciEd’s instructional materials (or considering it)? This is your chance to get professional learning to help you make OpenSciEd come alive in your classroom! The OpenSciEd Curriculum Launch immerses you in teaching and learning driven by students making sense of phenomena and developing solutions to problems. You will walk away from these four days […]


Navigating the Website & Unit Materials – Back to School Webinar Series

Virtual Event Virtual Event

If you are new to the OpenSciEd materials, this webinar will help you get off on the right foot. We will talk through the website, the many ways to download and access the materials, and where to find everything you need to use the units. Included in this time will be an overview of the […]

Establishing Norms and Classroom Culture – Back to School Webinar Series

Virtual Event Virtual Event

OpenSciEd materials rely on students collectively figuring out science ideas together through productive discourse and classroom talk. This requires a classroom culture where all students feel like they belong and it is safe to participate, share their ideas, disagree, and productively struggle together. Classrooms are learning spaces in which students’ varied cultural and linguistic experiences […]

Using Science Notebooks – Back to School Webinar Series

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Science notebooks are a key component of the OpenSciEd middle school science program. Notebooks provide a space for students to record investigations and communicate their ideas about phenomena. They are also a record of how students’ ideas evolve over time. Developing a science notebook can create a sense of ownership from students with respect to […]

Grading for Sensemaking – Back to School Webinar Series

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Struggling with figuring out how to meet your grading needs while supporting sensemaking? This webinar will provide approaches to grading with the OpenSciEd materials that support sensemaking, utilize the embedded assessments, and meet a variety of school expectations. Participants will hear from three veteran OpenSciEd teachers and will walk away with a set of grading […]

OpenSciEd Middle School Monthly PLC

Join Michigan Math and Science Leadership Network and other Middle School OpenSciEd teachers to learn more about implementation, adaptation, and assessment. Each meeting will include whole group time focused on a topic that is essential for excellent implementation and grade level time to discuss each unit! We meet each month. Purchase one ticket ($150 plus […]


Parent & Home Communication – Back to School Webinar Series

Virtual Event Virtual Event

As teachers launch the school year, they establish relationships with new students and the families and communities that support those students. The OpenSciEd units are designed to help build connections between school and home including letters meant for families that are associated with each unit and home learning activities that encourage students to interview family […]

Launch PD (4-day): Light & Matter, Contact Forces, Chem Reactions & Matter

Connors Center (MA) 20 Glen St, Dover, MA

OEI has planned an engaging 4-day Curriculum Launch PD : Light & Matter, Contact Forces, Chem Reactions & Matter (Cohort 2) September 19-22, 2022 at the Connors Center, Dover, MA. Please note this is a 4 day event! Sept 19th 8 am - 4 pm, with reception and dinner following Sept 20th 8 am-4 pm, […]


PARTNER EVENT – OpenSciEd Curriculum Launch (VIRTUAL Cohort)

The Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance offers a "cohort" model of the OpenSciEd Curriculum Launch. Through this professional learning, educators are introduced to the complete OpenSciEd curriculum as well as supported throughout the process of teaching an OpenSciEd unit of their choice. The “cohort” model provides educators with the opportunity to grow a network of […]