What is Making Sense of SCIENCE?
Making Sense of SCIENCE (MSS) is a transformative approach to professional learning that connects hands-on science with integrated teaching and literacy supports. Backed by rigorous research, MSS professional learning empowers teachers, staff developers, and science educators with the knowledge and skills needed to support a culture of productive learning.
MSS offers an array of services for pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and science leaders that promote productive collaboration, equitable engagement, and classroom-focused inquiry. From short half-day workshops to in-depth learning pathways that include leadership training and site-based technical support, there are many ways to customize an MSS experience to accommodate your site's unique needs.
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Making Gains in Science
FROM TEACHER LEARNING TO STUDENT LEARNING
Achieving measurable improvement in students’ test scores is one of the most important — and challenging — goals of any teacher professional learning program. Read WestEd's latest R&D Alert article to learn about how the influence of Making Sense of SCIENCE professional learning moves from teacher to classroom to student.