Open to: High school science teachers.
Opportunity at a Glance: This institute is structured as a professional learning community, requiring active participation in session as well as approximately 1.5 hours of planning time before each session for sessions 2-4. Participation in this institute will help to hone skills required by the new NYS Science Learning Standards while the 1996 MST standards remain in effect for Regents courses. High school teachers from any science discipline will engage in an applied book study of 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Task-Based Discussions in Science. The 5 Practices is a routine that helps students make sense of the science in cognitively demanding tasks through carefully designed discussion. The teachers will experience and practice using the 5 Practices prior to implementing their learnings in their own classrooms. This opportunity is CTLE-eligible.
Key dates: Participants and required to attend the four sessions:
- Friday, December 1
- Friday, February 9
- Thursday, March 22
- Friday, April 20
Location: 131 Livingston St, Brooklyn, NY.
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 17.
Take action: Talk the opportunity over with your principal, then register to participate in this four-part institute.
For more information: Email The Department of STEM.