Venier Science Education - December 2023

Professional Book Study

Zoom Online Meetings

Tue Jan 23, 2024
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern
Tue Jan 30, 2024
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern
Tue Feb 06, 2024
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern
Tue Feb 13, 2024
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern


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Universal Design for Learning Science: Reframing Elementary Instruction in Physical Science authors Deborah Hanuscin and Delinda van Garderen share how designing science instruction using asset-based thinking creates opportunities for all our students to see themselves as scientists and experience success! 

Participants in this book study will learn how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the context of thoughtfully-crafted three-dimensional* lessons can provide appropriately challenging and dynamic experiences for all students, including those with special needs. Through use of classroom vignettes and personal stories of elementary classroom teachers, participants will gain knowledge of implementing science lessons in diverse science classrooms. The authors will share how to make use of the information and resources provided in the book to easily implement UDL strategies that reduce or eliminate unnecessary barriers to learning.

*aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and three-dimensional state standards based on A Framework for K-12 Science Education.

Program dates and times:

The four live web seminars are scheduled from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Eastern time. Specific program dates are below:  

  • January 23, 30, and February 6, 13, 2024

During the book study participants had access to:

  • A moderated private forum for group discussions with other book study participants
  • Digital resources and all NSTA online community tools (My Library, My Profile, Community Forums)
  • All archive versions of the web seminars to watch on-demand.

Participants will receive a certificate from NSTA after each live web seminar for (1) attending the live program AND for (2) completing the post-program survey.

Send your questions to ([email protected]).


Groups of K-5 teachers:

Science Leaders Can Sponsor Groups of Educators!  Are you a state, district, or school leader working to enhance your teachers' professional learning?  Please consider sponsoring a cohort of teachers to participate in the Universal Design for Learning Science: Reframing Elementary Instruction in Physical Science: Professional Book Study for K-5 Teachers!

Cost to groups:

If you are interested in sponsoring a group of at least 25 individuals, please contact Flavio Mendez via email ([email protected]) for a quote.

Note: Rates below are for individual registration only. Participants must also purchase a copy of the book.






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