PeBLES2 – a project of MMSA and BSCS – aims to design and investigate locally adaptable three-dimensional instructional materials and professional learning for elementary science. We work with teachers, scientists, and researchers to co-design locally adaptable units of instruction and professional learning to dig deeply into the science sensemaking and localization process. PeBLES2 teachers will be able to confidently “choose-their-own adventure”, making small or big tweaks to unit instructional bases to root science sensemaking into their “place”.
We are looking for fourth-grade teachers who are willing to implement a unit designed for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as well as participate in ongoing professional learning over the next two school years (2022-2023 / 2023-2024). Preference will be given to teacher teams.
We are looking for interested teachers that..
Main Expectations of Enactment Teachers:
Note: duration of the unit will depend on how much time is allotted to science instruction weekly. Ideally, teachers would budget approximately 3 hours a week for science instruction.
Enactment Phase 1 - 2022/2023 School Year
|Immersion Institute||1/5 (Thurs) 11-5 (EST)
1/6 (Fri) 11-5 (EST)
|Localization Roundtables||1/23 (Mon) 12-4 (EST)
2/27 (Mon) 12-4 (EST)
3/27 (Mon) 12-4 (EST)
4/24 (Mon) 12-4 (EST)
Enactment Phase 2 - 2023/2024 School Year
|Immersion Institute||1/4 (Thurs) 11-5 (EST)
1/5 (Fri) 11-5 (EST)
|Localization Roundtables||1/22 (Mon) 12-4 (EST)
2/26 (Mon) 12-4 (EST)
3/25 (Mon) 12-4 (EST)
4/22 (Mon) 12-4 (EST)
This project is funded by the National Science Foundation, grant #2009613. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation
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