NEW PD SESSION: Selecting Anchoring Phenomena for Equitable 3D Teaching

Posted on September 12, 2018

We just published our fifth open educational resource (OER) professional development session to the STEM Teaching Tools site! This PD session is focused on Selecting Anchoring Phenomena for Equitable 3D Teaching. You may have heard a lot about phenomena, but you may also be wondering what exactly they are, and whether using phenomena is any different from how teachers teach today already. This pair of workshops is designed to introduce participants to the process of selecting phenomena that can anchor an entire curriculum unit that supports students’ 3D science learning or that can serve as a basis for a multi-component assessment task. This resource can also be used by individuals wanting to refine their teaching practice around phenomena based instruction. It comes with slides, facilitator speaker notes, and all embedded resources. This resource builds on the series of OER PD sessions we have already published. Feedback is always welcome.

This resource comes from the Advancing Coherent and Equitable Systems of Science Education (ACESSE, or “access”) project—funded by NSF—focused on promoting 3D science instruction through a partnership with 13 states involving staff from the University of Colorado Boulder, the Council of State Science Supervisors, and the University of Washington.