Professional Development

Professional Development
The Little Scientists® Professional Development options make it easy for teachers to instruct their students on our hands-on science lessons.

Whether the Professional Development is conducted on-site or on-line, Little Scientists® makes it easy for the teachers to implement hands-on science.

Little Scientists® offers three alternative forms of Professional Development designed to best meet your needs:

Classroom Mentoring

Little Scientists® has a team of certified teachers that are professionally trained in the Little Scientists® Curriculum.

With this option, Little Scientists® teaches the science lesson directly to the students in the classroom. The school’s own teachers are present to be able to learn from the Little Scientists® teacher how to best implement the lesson going forward.
On-site Professional Development

Little Scientists® will work with administrators and teachers to implement the necessary professional development so science can be effectively taught in the classrooms.

For districts that are adopting the NGSS, these professional learning sessions will focus on the 3 dimensional learning in the standards so that educators can learn how to integrate science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts.
On-line Professional Development

Using innovative technology, Little Scientists® provides teacher professional development remotely. Our professional development opportunities range from set professional development sessions to an available science educator to answer teacher’s questions during the school day. The access to online professional development gives teachers a foundational understanding of scientific practices and engineering design principals and enables the teacher to understand and be capable to instruct students’ in a Little Scientists® Curriculum unit. These sessions will show the teachers how to easily implement the Hands-on Minds-on lessons. The availability of a science expert to answer teacher’s questions when teachers are actively teaching a lesson and the experiment did not work as it was expected is critical for educators to become confident successful science educators.

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