What is Making Sense of SCIENCE?
Making Sense of SCIENCE (MSS) is an approach to teacher learning that focuses on science understanding, classroom practice, literacy proficiency, and pedagogical reasoning. At the heart of this approach is the idea that the key to students’ success in science is well-prepared teachers. Inquiry-based science and pedagogy are interwoven, giving teachers opportunities to not only investigate complex science as adult learners, but also to make the critical connections to their own classrooms necessary to teach students effectively.
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Making Sense of SCIENCE supports pre-service and practicing teachers, teacher educators, staff developers, and curriculum specialists to build a scientific way of thinking in teachers and students. In short, this approach to teacher learning helps teachers:
Making Sense of SCIENCE is a project of WestEd, a research, development, and service agency promoting excellence, achieving equity, and improving learning for children, youth, and adults. Since its inception in 1966, WestEd has been a leader in moving research into practice.
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