On-Line Professional Development

Online Professional Development includes web-based learning programs, video tutorials, and may even include pdf files that accompany the multimedia products. A variety of online professional development opportunities covering multiple topics can be found at http://www.resa.net/development/onlinepd/                                         

Resources are also available if you are authoring your own courses in science.

Highlighted Professional Development

Preparing for the Next Generation of Science Standards K-12

This professional development has a face-to-face component and an online component (blended learning). Additionally, there are two options for the face-to-face component.

Option 1: Face-to-face meeting. Monday, May 6, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Online: May 6-24, 2013. To open up a Microsoft Word flyer that contains additional details and registration information for the weekday session click here.

Option 2: Face-to-face meeting. Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Online: May 6-24, 2013. To open up a Microsoft Word flyer that contains additional details and registration information for the weekend session click here

The Perfect Marriage: Marzano's Nine and 21st Century Learning Tools

(Workshop #3906) In this year-long blended (face-to-face and online) learning experience, participants will: Explore the high-yield instructional strategies researched by Marzano and learn how technology can be used to enrich these strategies in the classroom.  Determine how the strategies and technology can be implemented in your practice. Document your learning using online tools. Share artifacts, insights, and products from your learning experience

Steps to School Improvement 

This professional development series takes a school improvement team through the process of curriculum alignment while developing a professional learning community. It may be useful to school teams as they prepare for the Next Generation Science Standards.      

Good Science Teaching: Inquiry in the Classroom  

The inquiry content expectations are the most import of all the content expectations in science K-12. However, some teachers are uncomfortable teaching this content or are unfamiliar with these constructivist strategies. This series shows classroom and pre-service teachers how to implement inquiry in the elementary and middle school classroom. Support materials in pdf format are also included in the event resources.