Professional Development

Impacts of Active Learning in STEM – What the data show

Add depth to authentic inquiry and make an impact with active learning in your classroom.   This Summer master teachers Zhanna Glazenburg and Craig Buszka will take a deep dive into Active Learning – but what exactly is Active Learning and how can it help your students? The largest study of Active Learning to date,

Assessment and Standards-Based Grading in STEM This three-day workshop will guide you through the steps to set up your classes for standards-based grading. We will show you an incremental approach to implementing SBG principles, provide sample learning standards, assessments, and gradebooks, and give you structured time and feedback as you tailor these tools for your own classes. Throughout, we will consider
Unit Planning & Curriculum Development with NGSS In this workshop we will be using all three dimensions of NGSS to design a coherent and conceptual unit plan that will foster enduring understanding of not only content but the big ideas in science. By the end of the workshop you will leave with a completed NGSS-aligned unit plan ready for implementation in your
Phenomena First: Engaging Students in Next Generation Science Standards

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use phenomena to engage students in Next Generation Science Standards, which integrate science practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas.

Culturally Responsive STEM Teaching

In this workshop, explore various approaches to Culturally Responsive Teaching in the STEM classroom.

Encouraging Diversity, Inclusion and Recognizing Bias and How it Shapes the STEM Curriculum

In this workshop join educators Jenny Shen and Caroline Doherty for a discussion on how to recognize implicit bias and use it as a lens to frame STEM teaching practices.