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Strategies for building strong science foundations in Grades K-2
It’s never too early for STEM learning. ExploreLearning Science4Us professional development makes bringing science concepts to your students easier than ever. With more than just product training, our sessions deliver all the information you need for implementation in your classroom. We’ll help you make science class a snap with tools and strategies ready for use with Science4Us. It is possible to fit science in K-2 classrooms, and our professional development is here to help! Feel confident about teaching science with Science4Us and our professional development team - even if you've never done it before!
Introduction to Science4Us
Start strong with this introductory workshop, delivered either onsite or via webinar.
Start strong with this introductory workshop, delivered either onsite or via webinar. This course will give teachers the time and confidence they need to integrate Science4Us into their instruction. Teachers will learn how to navigate the program, the key components of a Science4Us instructional module, and how Science4Us lessons can look in their classrooms. They will then spend some time planning Science4Us lessons for their students.
- Learn to navigate Science4Us.com
- Enroll their students and assign an online activity
- Utilize a variety of teaching strategies in their lessons
- Plan engaging science lessons that build problem-solving skills and support literacy
Using Science4Us as the Foundation for Science Instruction
This workshop helps teachers develop a deeper understanding of how to integrate Science4Us into their curriculum.
This workshop helps teachers develop a deeper understanding of how to integrate Science4Us into their curriculum. The course shows teachers how to get the most from the Science4Us Lesson Materials by making intentional instructional decisions as they design a lesson plan. In the workshop, the instructor models best practices for lesson planning using Science4Us. Teachers work individually or in small groups to integrate best teaching practices with Science4Us into their curriculum.
- Effectively utilize Science4Us tools for K-2 instruction to improve student learning
- Learn to incorporate Science4Us into a variety of instructional settings
- Develop customized lessons by modifying the Science4Us resources
K-2 Learning and the 5E Instructional Model
The workshop combines Science4Us hands-on activities with other Science4Us resources to enhance student engagement and understanding.
Participating teachers will be able to effectively use Science4Us in the context of the 5E Model for science instruction. The workshop combines Science4Us hands-on activities with other Science4Us resources to enhance student engagement and understanding. Participants discuss the 5E instructional model and its benefits. The instructor demonstrates how Science4Us can be used in the context of each of the 5 Es.
- Understand the 5E Instructional Model
- Learn best practices for using Science4Us within any of the phases of the 5E model
- Plan science lessons using the 5 Es and Science4Us and share lesson ideas with colleagues
KLEWS to Building Explanations in Science
This workshop will help teachers investigate ways to effectively infuse literacy into science lessons with Science4Us.
This workshop will help teachers investigate ways to effectively infuse literacy into science lessons with Science4Us. Participants explore the use of the KLEWS and CER Frameworks to construct scientific explanations through experimentation and by visually connecting claims and evidence. The instructor demonstrates lessons that use the models to support scientific investigations.
- Understand the KLEWS and CER frameworks for use in the science classroom
- Explore the use of key literacy skills to develop student understanding of science concepts
- Learn best practices for using Science4Us to incorporate literacy into lessons
Everybody's Talking About Science4Us
Science skills are often difficult to acquire. Science4Us makes it fun and opens doors to students who have shut down science. Science in the past is something they thought they couldn’t learn. Now they can.- Science4Us Director, Advance Learning Academy, FL
Science4Us is a huge resource for my classroom. I love to see how the videos, songs and activities encourage students to think in new ways about the things they experience. My students look forward to science time every day!- Science4Us Teacher, Advance Learning Academy, FL
My students need to start science early to prepare for later grades. Science4Us gives them that foundation for science that they need. It’s also an avenue for critical thinking and problem-solving, skills they can apply across all domains.- Science4Us Principal, Broward County Public Schools, FL
Science4Us meets the needs of our digital natives. It allows them to do experiments, practice reading skills and produce math in relation to science. My second graders LOVED it. They really enjoyed the interactive notebook and being able to go back and see how their ideas changed as they learned more.- Science4Us Teacher, Palm Beach County Public School District, FL
When I walk down the halls, kids grab me by the legs and say, ‘we’re going to science!’ I was amazed because I hadn’t heard that enthusiasm from students before. Science4Us shows students how fun learning science can be and that they can do science. It involves them more [in learning] and says, ‘now you do it!’- Science4Us Teacher, Broward County Public Schools, FL
Take your own tour of Science4Us
The program provides comprehensive lesson plans and embedded professional development. Science4Us has everything you need for whole groups, small groups, or 1:1, offering plenty of ways to practice and expand. What about science centers? Yes, Science4Us makes it easy to assign for centers, too.
With 28 modules ready to deliver literacy-infused science lessons to your K-2 students, what are you waiting for? Take out a Science4Us trial today!Sign Up For Free Get a Quote