Archive: OpenSciEd, Freely Available Science Instruction Materials that Support Equitable Science Instruction for All Students, January 30, 2020

OpenSciEd logoOpenSciEd is an initiative that brings together science leaders from ten states, expert curriculum developers, national science education leaders and classroom teachers to develop and test a complete set of robust, research-based, freely available K-12 science instructional materials and associated professional learning resources.  

In this session we will explore how OpenSciEd’s structure and development process ensures that the materials make equitable instructional practices central to the design of the classroom and professional learning materials.  By design, these materials build student agency by relating to their interests, identities, and experiences.

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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "I had already discovered your units, but I learned the plan for rolling all the units out and what the units will be titled."
  • "I had visited the OpenSciEd website before, but I came to a better understanding of how the program is designed to be implemented by participating in the web seminar."
  • "I learned the importance of engaging the students through hands-on activities. I believe growing up in public school science was a subject that was pushed to the back of the bus. I am excited to see these changes occurring in public schools."
  • "I really appreciated the opportunity to hear about this tremendous opportunity in a "casual" setting which sets me up nicely to further explore the OpenSciEd materials."
  • "I was looking for the reliable resource for science-related materials for the inspiration. Thanks, your links are very helpful and I will start using them."

A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' account page for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

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  Jim Ryan
Sarah Delaney

NSTA Press produces classroom-ready activities, hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education news and research, assessment and standards-based instruction.

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