Enter the Inquiry Zone
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 Master Science Teacher instructors has experience teaching from Preschool all the way through the college years 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.
Science Kit Training
STC, FOSS, & SEPUP science kit lessons explained and demonstrated. Get the most out of your curriculum.
Inquiry/Practices of Science
Inquiry is the practice of science, but what does that look like for students? How do teachers make subtle shifts to create a more inquiry-based classroom for all? Learn how to support fundamental science and engineering practices.
Motivating Reluctant Students
Ignite and excite students with that “can do” spirit. Learn strategies to increase student productivity and build confidence in all learners. Experience low-prep research-based techniques that encourage participation by every student.
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.