OpenSciEd’s professional learning is key to unlocking the power of our materials. In OpenSciEd classrooms, teachers are learning facilitators—not lecturers. Our professional development courses support teachers in this paradigm shift to maximize our curriculum’s impact.
Professional Learning that Fits Your Needs
Our curriculum-based professional learning leverages OpenSciEd’s award winning materials as the context to help teachers reach and engage every student in science learning. Our team helps you determine what support is needed based on teacher and district needs. We adapt our professional learning to meet your teachers where they are at and move them forward. Our team will provide learning experiences that accommodate your preferred learning format: face to face, virtual (synchronous or asynchronous), or a hybrid of these formats. We can also provide systems of support for continued learning and connect educators to growing community of collaborative OpenSciEd educators.
Essential to a successful start with OpenSciEd, the Curriculum Launch supports teachers in understanding the shifts called for by the NGSS and the Framework for K-12 Science Education that are brought to life with our instructional materials. The launch will prepare teachers to teach their first OpenSciEd unit and better empower them to identify and build upon the resources students bring to the classroom.
Ongoing Support with Unit Deep Dives
This professional learning supports science teachers in advancing their understanding of the OpenSciEd approach generally while going deep into a specific science unit. This learning actualizes the practice of equitable science classrooms and takes their instructional practice to the next level. They offer opportunities to deepen content knowledge, planning, instruction, and data analysis practices.
Instructional Coaching Support
This support caters to each school’s specific needs by offering a menu of high leverage topics or working with an OpenSciEd coach to customize the time spent together. This support provides teachers with in-the-moment observation and feedback, grade-level planning support, and more.
We welcome the opportunity to partner with you in designing custom professional learning—let’s talk!
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Download our professional learning materials that will support you in teaching OpenSciEd units. All of our professional learning resources are Open Educational Resources (OER) so you can easily download, adapt, and share!