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300 Level Workshops

Provide your teachers with ongoing support ​during the school year.

ADI 301: Getting the Most out of the Explicit and Reflective Discussion

  • Number of Days
  • 1 Day (6 hours of instruction)
  • Target Audience
  • Elementary (3rd - 5th) Or
  • Middle and High School Science Teachers
  • Workshop Description
  • This workshop focuses on ways to promote and support student learning during the explicit and reflective discussion stage of ADI. First, participants explore the practices, crosscutting concepts and the nature of science and scientific inquiry concepts that are highlighted during a explicit and reflective discussion. Next, participants learn how to use an ADI Guidance PowerPoint to support students as they work through an ADI lab investigation and to ensure that the explicit and reflective discussion stage of ADI gives students an opportunity to think about the core ideas, ways to improve investigations in the future, specific crosscutting concepts or concepts related to the nature of science and scientific inquiry. Teachers then learn how to make their own ADI Guidance PowerPoint and practice using it. At the end of the workshops the teachers will meet with each other to set goals and set up an observation or meeting schedule so they can support each other as they put what was introduced during the workshop into practice.

ADI 302: Using Student Work to Guide Instructional Decisions during Argument-Driven Inquiry

  • Number of Days
  • 1 Day (6 hours of instruction)
  • Target Audience
  • Elementary (3rd - 5th) or
  • Middle and High School Science Teachers
  • Workshop Description
  • This workshop focuses on how teachers can scaffold student learning during ADI and how to modify instruction based on student needs. Participants first learn about the underlying mechanisms that promote and support student learning during ADI and why it is important to give students an opportunity to try, make mistakes, and then help them learn from their mistakes. Next, participants learn how to examine the artifacts students produce during ADI (such as investigation proposals, whiteboards, reports) in order to determine how students are using core ideas and engaging in the practices of science during an investigation. Participants then learn how to modify the various stages of future ADI investigations based on trends in the artifacts that students create and the comments that they make during an investigation to support the refinement of their knowledge and skills over time. The workshop ends with an opportunity for the participants to meet with each other to set goals and set up an observation or meeting schedule so they can support each other as they put what was introduced during the workshop into practice.

ADI 303: Productive Talk Moves that Teachers can use during Argument-Driven Inquiry

  • Number of Days
  • 1 Day (6 hours of instruction)
  • Target Audience
  • Elementary (3rd - 5th) or
  • Middle and High School Science Teachers
  • Workshop Description
  • This workshop focuses what teachers can do when they interact with students to help them be more engaged and learn more during each stage of ADI. Participants first learn about productive talk moves that that they can use as they interact with their students during each stage of a lab investigation in order to elicit their current thinking, probe more of their thinking, and to redirect them in productive ways. Participants will then have an opportunity to make a goal for using one or more the talk moves in their own classroom. The workshop ends with an opportunity for the participants to meet with each other to set goals and set up an observation or meeting schedule so they can support each other as they put what was introduced during the workshop into practice.