The Making Sense of SCIENCE approach develops teachers’ content knowledge, instructional skill and expertise through inquiry-based science learning, collaborative discussion, and a focus on literacy in science. The materials were developed by WestEd with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), and published in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Rigorous studies and national field-testing have gone hand-in-hand with the evolution of the Understanding Science for Teaching model of professional development and the MSS courses that embody that model. Evidence from a series of randomized controlled studies have shown that this approach to professional development strengthens teachers’ content knowledge, transforms classroom practices, and boosts student achievement — especially for low-achieving students, English learners, and students with poor literacy skills. As a result, MSS courses can help close student achievement gaps. More information is available at:
Sharing BLOCKS Research What we learned about what four year olds know and can do in science July 13-16, 2014 Begins at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, 2014 Ends at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Location Flat Creek Ranch 159 Ulrich Road Johnson City, TX Get Directions Eligible Attendees Project Directors, ITMs and others associated with Texas Regional Collaborative projects, particularly those interested in sharing...
This one and half day PDA will be in the form of a mini-conference. We will have two general sessions that every one will attend and about 28 breakout sessions that will focus on:
Shell-Texas Regional Collaboratives Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair
The 32nd Annual Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair was held at Texas A&M University Galveston Campus on February 8, 2014.
This 2 1/2 day workshop is designed to deepen participants’ understanding of formative assessment.
October 4th was the date that brought over eighty science and mathematics teachers together to study the science of racing. The training event was sponsored by Shell, which joined forces with the TRC and the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED). The training was a unique learning opportunity for the teachers in conjunction with the Shell Pennzoil Grand Prix.