The program has been wonderful. It has also been overwhelming and stressful and enlightening and completely worth it. I have learned so much over the last 4 weeks. I never felt science was my strongest subject. To say that I was out of my comfort zone would be an understatement.
One piece of this program was teaching part of a science camp for students with high need. I loved working with the students and teaching science in a fun, hands-on, and engaging way. For the last three days of training we are working as teams to create a 2-week problem based unit to implement this upcoming school year.
We learned about discourse and teaching students to talk like scientists and really get into deeper conversations. Here is a poster I made for my classroom. I plan to reference it when we are starting discourse circles. You can download it by clicking the link under the picture.
Another resource I made was a set of posters about NOS. What is NOS? Nature of Science...totally didn't even know that before this summer. I have nine posters and you can download them for free from TeachersPayTeachers. While you are there, feel free to follow my store!