New Tool: Professional Development that Supports Teacher Learning about the New Vision for Science Education

Posted on April 15, 2015

The new vision for K-12 science education highlights important changes for how science teaching should be practiced. This includes focusing teaching on a 3-D integrated perspective of learning through extended investigations, using science-specific strategies for making learning experiences inclusive for all learners, and embedding a deep focus on engineering design across each grade. Professional development becomes a crucial strategy for supporting implementation of this new vision. This new STEM Teaching Tool highlights what is known about high-quality professional development with a special focus on science education.