Join the OpenSciEd Facilitator Team!
OpenSciEd is seeking applications for experienced professional learning facilitators to join our new Facilitator Team. In anticipation of the completion of the middle grades materials, we are building capacity to support professional learning for teachers, districts, regions, and states that adopt our materials. We need a team of educators committed to changing the science learning experience for every student.
OpenSciEd is committed to building a diverse team of facilitators to represent the students that we ultimately serve. In the development of our materials and professional learning, OpenSciEd seeks to surface and address inequities in the engagement and participation of Black and Brown students in science learning, as well as other students who have been seen through a deficit lens rather than as knowledge builders in classrooms. Therefore, we strive to implement approaches that de-settle inequitable systems, routines, and assumptions that are in place in too many science learning environments and educational institutions.
Joining the OpenSciEd Facilitator team is a straightforward 3-step process. Completed applications (all three steps) are due 11:59 PM ET, August 31, 2020. We held an information webinar about the application process on July 22nd and the archive and associated slides from that webinar are available.
Current Professional Learning Providers
The organizations that make up the Developers Consortium offer world-class professional development in addition to curriculum development. The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is also a strong partner with OpenSciEd and their professional learning division is well equipped to support teachers in learning about and using our materials. If your institution plans to contract a professional services provider for OpenSciEd professional learning, we recommend these organizations.
Educators in the OpenSciEd Partner States should reach out to their state for support and professional learning opportunities related to learning about and using the OpenSciEd unit. As the OpenSciEd project progresses, additional professional learning support providers will be added to this page. If you are interested in becoming an OpenSciEd professional learning provider, sign up for our PD provider mailing list.