Blended Course: Sense-Making By Design For Secondary Teachers (For 6-12 educators)

Blended Course: Sense-Making By Design For Secondary Teachers (For 6-12 educators)

Program Details


Learn why the sequence of your lessons and labs matters! Join renowned science educator and author Patrick Brown for a fun and interactive course about bringing conceptual coherence for learners to your lessons and labs.

The session is designed as a complete guided tour for novice teachers, classroom veterans, curriculum specialists, methods course instructors, and informal science educators

Topics include:

  • What you need to do. An overview of an effective instructional model called “Explore Before Explain” with considerations about planning and designing effectively
  • How to do it. Ready-to-teach lessons to cover a variety of science topics. Detailed examples show how specific aspects of all three dimensions of the NGSS can translate into your classroom.
  • What to do next. Reflection questions will spark thinking throughout the sequencing process and help you to develop the knowledge necessary to adapt these concepts to your curriculum and students’ needs.

Interact with supportive peers as you develop your own practice of science instruction that promotes engagement as well as deep, long-lasting understanding for your students.  


In-Person Portion

Weds-Fri June 21-23, 2023 ( 8am-3:30 pm), October 7 , 2023 (8am- 3:30pm)

Asynchronous On-Line Portion

September 4 -Oct 15  Complete Four Classroom Implementation Assignments & A  Weekly Discussion Forum (approx 2 hrs per week of work for 6 weeks)

For 6-12 educators

Registration Information

COST: $300 (10 Early Bird Scholarships of $150 are available to those who register first!)


3.0 Graduate level relicensure credits (included in registration costs)

(Note: Both Asynchronous & Face-to Face Portions are required for Graduate Level Relicensure Credit. Alternatively, a Certificate of Hours can be provided for anyone who prefers to only attend the face-to-face sessions.)  

Registration is required

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