Ambitious Science Teaching (AST) for K-12 teachers
With generous funding from Bristol Myers Squibb, PRISM is excited to announce this 4-day mini-series
Dates*: January 10, January 24, February 9 and February 23 (*snow date March 9th)
Where: PRISM - located at 1515 Broad St. Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Receive a stipend of $200 when you attend all 4 days.
A non-refundable fee of $30 is required for registration..
A light dinner will be served.
A certificate will be provided for 8 PD hours upon completion.
Registration is limited, reserve your spot now!
REGISTER NOW for AST
Ambitious Science Teaching aims to support students of all backgrounds to deeply understand science, engage with science practices and solve authentic problems.
In this workshop, you will learn about and engage with the four core practices of Ambitious Science Teaching, University of Washington. The Ambitious Science Teaching framework is based on 30+ years of classroom research. Each workshop session will center around one of the practices:
Ambitious Science Teaching can be done at all levels, therefore this workshop is suitable for K-12 teachers. As much as possible, workshop participants will be divided into groups depending on the grade level they teach so that grade specific content can be used to implement newly learned strategies. Teachers are encouraged to sign up with 1 or more co-workers.
- Planning for engagement with important science ideas
- Eliciting students’ ideas
- Supporting ongoing changes in thinking
- Pressing for evidence-based explanations
Note: The workshop will follow the Ambitious Science Teaching suggested pathway for groups of educators working together to improve their practice. This pathway includes a 10-15 page reading to support the discussions during each face-to-face session. Sessions will operate from the assumption that participants have engaged with the reading materials ahead of time.
Petra van’t Slot has been teaching science (mostly Chemistry) at the high school and college level for 15+ years. She currently teaches at the Dwight-Englewood school in Englewood, NJ. Petra is fascinated by how people learn science and she loves to improve her practice together with other educators.
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