Rethinking Science Education with OpenSciEd*

August 16-19, 2021 8am-2pm

  • Grades 6-8 Educators
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Access to high-quality professional learning using a nationally recognized, open-sourced, curriculum and delivered by local, Maine, educational professionals.
  • Individual supply kits to engage in key lessons and activities
DETAILS: Using the freely available, NGSS-designed curriculum materials from OpenSciEd as a base, individual teachers and district teams will be empowered to rethink their current approach to science education as they critique and align national scale resources with what will work for their school, their culture, and their community context.

OpenSciEd is one of several available curriculum resources that has been vetted by EQuIP and is a useful tool as teachers begin to understand the three dimensions of the NGSS. This rigorous academy will walk participants through an entire unit of study from OpenSciEd – preparing participants to use the curriculum on day one of school (if they choose) as well as providing an opportunity to reflect on the significant shifts in teaching and learning that accompany the NGSS. We are specifically focusing on 6th, 7th, and 8th grade units.

*Middle school materials will be used as examples. High school or elementary school materials can be added with sufficient enrollment

Dates: August 16-19, 8am-2pm

Location: Virtual

OpenSciEd Certified: 

OpenSciEd-Certified Organization

Awarded:Apr 27, 2021

Awarded To: Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance


CONTACT HOURS: 32 (24 synchronous, 8 asynchronous)
COST: $1,000 to attend
$1,450 for graduate credit (through Thomas College)

Looking for support to attend one of our workshops?   Please see our scholarship opportunities.

CONTACT: For more information about this opportunity, please contact Kate Cook.


Sponsored, in part, by Texas Instruments.

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Registration for OpenSciEd Virtual Workshop Hosted by MMSA $1,000.00
Registration for OpenSciEd Virtual Workshop Hosted by MMSA with Graduate Credit through Thomas College $1,450.00

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