In my current role, I get to work with some of the leading minds in science education and science education reform. This August I will get to learn from:
- Dr. Lee Meadows from the University of Alabama Birmingham: Lee is a guru of inquiry and he has done a lot of work with districts here in Washington state. Read Lee’s latest blog post HERE to see a mirror inquiry using Prezi. Lee’s blog also contains links to other excellent inquiry resources. Follow Lee on Twitter HERE.
- Caroline Kiehle and the team from the Center for Inquiry Science: The Center for Inquiry Science is a leader in science education reform in my region. Check out their website HERE. I recommend checking out information on their building-based professional development model called Observing for Evidence of Learning (OEL).
- Jessica Thompson and the science education team at the University of Washington: Check out the Tools for Ambitious Science Teaching site. Excellent tools, resources, and video for teaching science around big ideas and discourse. I recommend starting with the Discourse Primer and perhaps this video clip of chemistry instruction.
- Dr. Stamatis Vokos of Seattle Pacific University: Stamatis is a recognized leader in physics teaching and learning. The Seattle Pacific University Physics Department has a grant-funded project aimed at learning how to best teach and learn energy concepts.. The Energy Project.
I’ll write some reflective blog posts following each of my upcoming professional learning sessions and share resources, tools, and thoughts.