This sustained professional development course is designed to support teachers who aim to provide their students with a connected and conceptual understanding of science content. Through an introductory three-day, in-person workshop; a one-day, concluding in-person workshop; and ongoing coaching, this course will help science teachers provide increased opportunities for students to learn by supporting their use of high cognitive demand tasks and scientific talk in their classrooms. Teachers will become more closely acquainted with the disciplinary practices described by the Next Generation Science Standards, as well as the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Task-Based Discussions in ScienceUsing these resources as a framework, teachers will learn to engage students in authentic science in ways that are aligned with the changing landscape of education in the U.S.

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