OSSE invites Science/STEM grades K-5 teachers and instructional coaches to participate in a professional development learning around deepening reading comprehension of scientific texts. In this session, participants will:
- Explore methodologies for improving reading comprehension in support of the intersection between the Common Core English Language Arts and Next Generation Science Standards,
- Engage with a research-based approach, Novel Engineering, in order to integrate engineering and literacy in the middle grades, and
- Implement literacy skills using Common Core-aligned complex texts as the context for engineering problems.
Participants will receive two professional learning units for participating.
Pre-work: Participants will need to collect one bag of recyclables (at minimum five items) for the hands-on portion of the session. Recyclable items include but are not limited to: produce, food, and beverage containers, boxes, cans, paper, foil, envelopes, etc. In addition to collecting recyclables you will be sent pre-work that will require 20-30 minutes of your time.