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Course Progression and Descriptions


Getting Started with Discovery Education Science Techbook™ for High School
6-hour course
 
Let’s get started! In this course, participants are immersed in the 5E Inquiry Model of Instruction. Discovery Education Science Techbook™ promotes deeper levels of science understanding through inquiry. A Discovery Education Specialist introduces participants to features of the Discovery Education Science Techbook™ and provides time for hands-on exploration of the rich resources within. Participants examine effective instructional strategies for using digital content in science so that they may immediately start planning and implementing the content in their classrooms.
Maximizing Student Engagement with Discovery Education Science Techbook™
6-hour course
 
Uncover the power and potential of the Discovery Education Techbook™ Student Center. In this course, participants experience innovative teaching and learning that incorporates rigorous assignments aligned with the Common Core expectations. Participants learn how to promote and differentiate student learning through the use of Discovery Education tools such as Writing Prompt, Assignment Builder, and Assessment Manager. Participants capitalize on the universal design features embedded in Discovery Education Science Techbook™ and create pathways for all students to answer high-level essential questions and meet learning objectives.
Read, Write, and Think Like a Scientist Day 1
6-hour course
 
 
Begin to integrate literacy strategies into your science lessons. When approached from a stance of inquiry, reading and writing help students develop content knowledge and practice scientific thinking as they enhance their literacy skills. In this course, a Discovery Education Specialist helps participants learn how to foster this reciprocal relationship using rich text, digital media, interactive writing and high-yield reading strategies. Participants explore strategies for building the critical analysis skills applicable to written text, science labs, media, and more.
Read, Write, and Think Like a Scientist Day 2
6-hour course
 
Expand critical thinking with an engaging follow-up to Read, Write and Think, Like a Scientist Day One, and focus specifically on the value of scientific thinking and how to make it explicit to students. Participants engage in a scientific investigation. Strategies that highlight specific ways in which scientists approach and interact with text are examined and applied through hands-on exercises. A Discovery Education Specialist guides participants through the application of the scientific process to create a digital story and draft a written response describing specific understandings learned during the investigation.
 

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