Making Sense of SCIENCE (MSS) offers a variety of courses for diverse audiences. Each course has multiple components that ensure plenty of opportunities for personalized learning. All courses include multidimensional investigations into core science and engineering ideas. In addition courses have a several other investigations, including investigations into cases of classroom practice, literacy content and practices essential for science, and the pedagogical philosophies that underpin next generation teaching and learning in science and engineering.
MSS staff and consultants are available to facilitate these courses. Alternately, MSS staff can provide a Facilitation Academy that prepare leaders in your region to facilitate the Teacher Courses themselves.
Next Generation Science Implementation Courses
Supporting Science Instruction for administrators and leaders (1 day)
Multidimensional Science Education for teachers, coaches, and curriculum developers (2 days)
Science and Engineering Practices for teachers and coaches (2 days)
Crosscutting Concepts for teachers and coaches (2 days)
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Genes & Traits for teachers of grades 5–12 (5 day)
Energy for teachers of grades 6–8 (5 day)
Force & Motion for teachers of grades 6–8 (5 day)
Matter for teachers of grades 5–12 (5 day)
Making Sense of Student Work Protocol
Formerly available only as part of the Making Sense of SCIENCE Teacher Book, the protocol is now available as a stand-alone product in both print and eBook editions.
Formative Assessment Task Banks
These task banks are designed to augment existing curriculum with assessment tasks that go beyond simple recall and encourage students to think and figure things out.
Sample Student Work Sets FREE!
Sets of authentic student work from a typical classroom — including students with varying levels of understanding and different mental models of a given concept.