Certified Professional Learning Providers

Kansas State University-Olathe

K-State Olathe provides innovative programming to expand potential through education, research and engagement in our work with industries, and professionals already in the workforce. Certified Professional Learning Provider at K-State Olathe.

Organization Description

K-State Olathe provides graduate degrees in Adult Learning and Leadership, Horticulture, Professional Science in Applied Biosciences, and Veterinary BioMedical Sciences.

Focus of OpenSciEd Work

Phenomenon-Based Learning is an exciting way to facilitate student learning and increase science literacy for all. The OpenSciEd facilitator training that is provided is supportive of a fluid and challenging classroom that allows all students to have a voice and invest in their deeper understanding of science. The strong NGSS storyline application allows for this process to be utilized with any curriculum. Make science personal and you foster a lifelong learner. Martha Nowak has worked with Olathe, Shawnee Mission and Piper School District teacher in-services.

Supporting Equitable Science Instruction

The OpenSciEd platform encourages all students to contribute their ideas in developing consensus about a phenomenon, experienced firsthand. This empowers all students to be confident about sharing their ideas and making sense of their observations. No one is wrong, and everyone is engaged.

Supporting School Systems

K-State Olathe is supported by the JCERT tax and is able to provide professional development at nominal to no cost through school district in-services/workshops. As a certified OpenSciEd Facilitator Provider, K-State will host professional development for any school district in the Greater KC area that is willing to be innovative.

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OpenSciEd Professional Learning

  • Curriculum Launch
  • Facilitator Training
  • Ongoing Support/Unit Launch
  • Unit Adaptation Support

OpenSciEd Grade Level Focus

  • Middle School

Other Professional Learning

  • Strategic District Implementation
  • Supporting Science Coaches