What’s so phenomenal about phenomena?

Date: Tuesday, March 19
Time: 3 p.m. ET

You’ve probably heard about phenomenon-based instruction. Figure out what this actually means and how it’s embodied in an NGSS-designed curriculum.



Embedded and immersive engineering

Date: Tuesday, April 2
Time: 3 p.m. ET

Join this session to discover how engineering is seamlessly integrated into the Amplify Science curriculum across grades K–8. Join the curriculum designers from UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science to experience their cutting-edge approach to engineering and its connections to the NGSS.



Access and rigor: three-dimensional science for English learners

Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: 3 p.m. ET

What strategies and supports engage English Learners in the authentic practices of science and engineering, and ensure equitable access to deep learning in science?  Figure out the answer to this question as you experience an Amplify Science instructional sequence and analyze it through an EL lens.



Lead with phenomena and the 3-dimensions will follow

Date: Tuesday, May 7
Time: 3 p.m. ET

Explore how instructional sequences designed around real-world problems can lead students to figure out phenomena using the three dimensions of science and engineering. Leaders from UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science will deliver this interactive presentation to showcase an example from the Hall’s research-based pedagogy and curriculum.



Introducing Amplify Science

Grades K–5
Date: Tuesday, May 14
Time: 3 p.m. ET

Grades 6–8
Date: Tuesday, May 21
Time: 3 p.m. ET

In these webinars, senior leaders from the Lawrence Hall of Science provide background on the development of the NGSS-designed Amplify Science, including the philosophy, pedagogy, and research basis.

Amplify Science experts will conduct a walkthrough of the phenomena-based program, highlighting the unit structure and key features of Amplify’s science program. The session ends with questions from participants about the program.