Developing Scientific Explanations of Phenomena
This workshop was designed to support the Arizona Science Teachers Association (ASTA) Developing Leaders program. ASTA Ambassadors attended the training of trainers and then replicated the workshop across Arizona. This workshop focused on the science and engineering practice of constructing explanations, with the goal of supporting teachers as they implement this practice in K-12 science classrooms.
This workshop included hands-on science investigations, facilitated discussions, reading assignments, and practice providing feedback on student writing samples. In order to support the trainers, presenter notes were included with each slide and a Facilitators Guide was developed and provided, along with masters of all handouts. I was responsible for conducting needs analysis, developing and delivering the training and facilitator guide, and evaluating the effectiveness of the Training-of-Trainers and impact of the partnership.