Professional Learning Opportunities

No cost to attend – sponsored by KDE
Get research-based strategies and examples to share and support your K-8 classroom teachers. Take the experiences from each session and use the materials and resources immediately in work with PLCs and groups of teachers to raise the quality of your science program.

Engage in active sensemaking to identify the supports students will need to successfully make sense of phenomena, create a classroom culture of ‘we’ and to communicate their understanding. Leave with a phenomenon-driven lesson sequence.

$250 early bird rate through May 31

Do you have a wealth of strategies to provide all student opportunities to cognitively engage in productive science talk? Learn how to facilitate conversations – an integral part of learning science. Explore strategies to engage students as they discuss observations, explain evidence, share their wonderings, and help each other make connections.

$300 early bird rate through May 31

Gain insight into the power of growing students’ thinking and confidence in how they see and work with quantities. Learn how it’s possible to be “flexible” when thinking about mathematics and why number sense is foundational for all other math.

$300 early bird rate through May 31

Learn how to use the four critical aspects of sensemaking to evaluate and revise existing assessment tasks and create new tasks using research-based assessment tools. Leave with a draft 3D classroom assessment.

$250 early bird rate through May 31

Learn how to integrate research-based instructional strategies, aligned to support KAS for mathematics, to foster deeper geometric thinking in middle school students. Gain insight into the vertical progression of the KAS Geometry standards from elementary to middle school, which can help to bridge learning gaps.

$400 early bird rate through May 31

Explore important instructional moves that engage students in the development of scientific arguments and explanations. Add to your repertoire of strategies to promote this type of student thinking. Reflection time will be provided to build plans for classroom implementation.

$300 early bird rate through May 31

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