This workshop will focus on the best practices of science instruction including; modeling instruction, argument-driven inquiry, phenomenon-based instruction, and the science and engineering practices contained in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Special consideration will be given to the cross-cutting concepts as a both a thematic and practical lens to drive scientific inquiry. Participants will engage in scientific inquiry that is guided by authentic assessments and best practices. Come and experience this form of 3-dimensional instruction with Paul Andersen as your guide. Explore the wonders of science as you rediscover the curiosity that guided your childhood. Teachers should come prepared to do science!
This workshop is designed for K-12 teachers of science working at international schools. The workshop progresses through the stages of UbD beginning with Stage 0 - Why should we change? Participants in the workshop will:

  • Gain a better understanding of scientific inquiry
  • Engage in learning through modeling instruction and scientific inquiry
  • View and screen 3-dimensional performance assessments
  • Develop the learning plans and storylines based on phenomenon
Paul Andersen
Paul Andersen is an educational consultant and YouTube creator living in Bozeman, MT. Paul is an experienced educator having taught science in Montana for 20 years. Paul was the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, and was also one of four finalists for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year. In addition to teaching Paul has created hundreds of YouTube science tutorials that have been viewed millions of times by students around the world. In 2012, Paul was selected by YouTube as one of ten YouTube Educational Gurus. In addition to working Paul loves spending time with his family skiing and hiking in the mountains around Bozeman.
American School of The Hague

9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Registration at 8.30 am
on the 6th March 2021.
USD 720 Early Bird Offer till 1st May 2020
USD 790 Closing date 15th August 2020
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 16 Professional Development hours, Lunch and 2 coffee breaks.
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