teacher professional development

CSEN Roundtable Discussions

Program Description

Join the Colorado Science Educator Network (CSEN) and your fellow educators from across the state to discuss effective strategies and techniques during this remote learning experience.

Roundtables will focus on pre-selected topics intended for discussion among peers on what is working so far. Come and go to sessions of your choice. Share your ideas, pick up new tricks!

Original Program Date:  April 20, 2020

Roundtable Session Notes

Session notes here

Schedule: Monday, April 20, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


8:00am - 8:45am    Science Practices in a Virtual World

What are we learning & what are our struggles with teaching with the SEP’s remotely?

Facilitators: Tim Blesse (Denver Museum of Nature & Science), Amy Belcastro (BSCS Science Learning)

9:00am – 9:45am   Assessment

How can we use assessments (and quality assessment tools) as a way to maintain connection with our students?

Facilitators: Julie Andrew (CU Boulder), Melissa Rummel (UCAR Center for Science Education), Lauren Kaplan (Denver School of Science & Technology)

10:00am – 10:45am   Phenomena at Home

What opportunities are there in learning about phenomena from home? 

Facilitators: Melissa Braaten (CU Boulder, Ambitious Science Teaching), Gianna Sullivan (CU Boulder)


10:45am – 11:15am   Exercise Break: Jeff Hoobler


11:15am – 12:00pm   LUNCH BREAK



12:00pm – 12:45pm   Integrating Math & Science

In what ways might we authentically integrate math and science learning from home?

Facilitator: Wendy Ward Hoffer (PEBC)

1:00pm – 1:45pm  Self-Care & Compassion

A special session open for all to participate to re-set and re-calibrate yourself

Facilitator: Bill Penuel (CU Boulder)

2:00pm – 2:45pm  Integrating Science & Literacy

What opportunities are there for integrating literacy and science learning from home?

Facilitators: Karen Ansberry & Emily Morgan (Picture Perfect Science Series)

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