Scientist-Teacher Partnership (STP) Program
Science from Scientists (SfS) is excited to announce our Scientist-Teacher Partnership (STP) Program!
The Scientist-Teacher Partnership (STP) program is designed to help teachers feel more comfortable preparing and leading hands-on science activities by providing guidance, resources, and time to incorporate field-tested lessons into existing curricula.
STP consists of three parts led by our Scientist-Instructors: workshops on student-centered learning (i.e the 5E Instructional Model) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), modeling and practice of Science from Scientists’ lessons, and time to reflect and integrate practices and content into unit plans. Participants will leave with readily implementable activities, a suite of adaptable teaching strategies, and the support of the Science from Scientists instructional team.
Already Enrolled in STP?
If you are already enrolled in the STP program, here are some helpful resources for you:
- Link to access the Google Classroom
- SfS Open Response Questions
- SfS Lessons
- MA Standards 2016
- NSTA NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas
- Instructional Leadership for Science Practices
- Brown and Abel Learning Cycle
- SfS Standards Lessons AY17
- SfS Approach to Student Centered Learning & 5E Model
- BSCS 5E Instructional Model
- BSCS 5E Instructional Model Video
- Jennifer Mayo 5E Lesson Video
- Asking Questions Powerpoint
- Comparing MCAS vs. MA STE Life Sci Standards
- Comparing Science vs. Engineering in the SEPs
- SEP Instruction Continuum
For questions regarding the STP program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See what classroom teachers have to say about the STP week:
“I thoroughly enjoyed taking this class. It was refreshing to discuss science skills and teaching concepts with other like minded adults. Unfortunately, many of my colleagues shy away from teaching science and say things like, “I’m not a science person.” Having the opportunity to discuss science on a deeper level felt empowering.”
“This program helped me grapple with new standards, work with others in the district, align curriculum vertically and totally change my thinking in teaching science. Specifically, the 5E model is a shift in the way science has been taught. It’s not just hands-on but discovery and explanation through hands-on science.”