Multi-Dimensions of 21st Century Teaching and Learning
For Preschool to 8th Grade Teachers
Professional development opportunities and resources right at your finger tips in Elkhart County, Indiana. We are standing by to give you and your faculty the ultimate advanced knowledge in teaching STEM topics to your K-8 students. Our Science Teacher instructors have experience teaching from Kindergarten all the way through the secondary and will share valuable insights for instructional integration on various topics offered below.
ETHOS offers professional development training programs for K-8 teachers and educators in Indiana.
Baseline inquiry ZONE training
Enter the Inquiry Zone, as we help establish a baseline inquiry knowledge base among all staff within your schools. This is the starting point for schools wishing to ensure science is being taught in all grades, by all teachers, and ready to develop cross-curricular approaches to instruction.
I-Zone Train the Trainer
Establish your own internal support to meet the needs of new and changing staff, while also elevating the level of science instruction taught by your staff.
Curriculum and kit materials evaluation to Standards
Before investing in a new curriculum for science, let us help guide your teams through a look at current and potential curriculum to ensure it addresses state standards and best meets the needs of your instructional staff.
Techniques to implement formative and summative assessment in your curriculum planning. Includes: entrance/exit tickets, rubrics, and numerous strategies to assess students’ understanding.
A Mindset for Learning
How to foster a growth mindset in your school. Put mindset research into practice for the success of students.
Teaching with Primary Sources
Help students analyze primary sources to guide them toward higher order thinking and critical thinking and analysis skills. Engage and promote student inquiry through use of original documents and objects.
Learn the skills you need to foster student-centered, inquiry-based learning while enhancing your knowledge of engineering content and the design process.
Science and Literacy
Reading and writing are essential parts of science literacy. Examine the ways in which literacy contributes to students’ science learning and, in turn, how science provides an authentic context for students to use their literacy skills.
Indiana STEM Certification
Walk through the Indiana STEM Certification rubric and the steps necessary to become an Indiana STEM Certified school.
Picture Perfect, with Backward Design and 5E Learning cycle
Engage in Picture Perfect science lessons while applying the BSCS 5E model to supplement your existing science program. An ideal framework to encourage students to read, explore and talk about the world around them.
Learn to develop the content, process, and product of your PBL lessons. Differentiate between problem-based, project-based, and challenge-based learning.
Transformative Teaching Techniques
Changing classrooms culturally, emotionally and academically to deepen student learning. Gain six effective foundations to reach all learners.