Instruction for Scientific Practices

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional DevelopmentScience


The shift to support all students’ learning of scientific practices demands frequent tuning of science teachers’ toolbox of instructional strategies. In this workshop, participants will review resources designed to teach and assess students’ understanding of scientific practices. We will identify daily instructional strategies that can strengthen a culture of inquiry in the science classroom. We will also study unit design that prioritizes scientific practices, including the approach of phenomena-based learning.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers; Grades 6-12


12 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon completion of this training, in addition to outside assignments (as per DESE regulations). 

Date and Location

November 19 and 20, 2019, 9:00am - 4:00pm at CES in Northampton.

Cost and Registration

The cost of the workshop is $240 for member districts and $260 for non-member districts. All open-enrollment courses will now include a full lunch. Please note any dietary preferences when registering.

Registration Deadline: November 12


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    Llama Maynard is an educational consultant at the Collaborative for Educational Services with a background in science education, whole-school reform, and school leadership.

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.