Customized Educator Workshops

MARE offers a variety of topics for workshops on teaching and learning science. These workshops can be tailored for half-day, full-day, or multi-day formats, and can be presented on teacher inservice days or weekends. All topics can be tailored to the needs of your staff, and we are always open to new topics! Contact us to schedule a workshop for your staff or to find out when workshops are offered.

Introduction to NGSS and Three-Dimensional Learning

Deepen understanding of the three-dimensional teaching approaches called for in NGSS by experiencing and deconstructing a three-dimensional learning experience.

Making Meaning in Science Through Discussion and Text

Participants will learn about the role of prior knowledge in learning, how to promote and lead effective discussion, and how to integrate literacy authentically into science learning.

Nature of Science

Gain insight into the nature and practices of science by doing and reflecting on science. Discuss what is and what is not an accurate view of science, and how this is communicated to the public.

The Learning Cycle and Designing Effective Lessons Based on How People Learn

Explore how people learn and how to design lessons that reflect this understanding.

Questioning Strategies

Questioning is a powerful teaching strategy, opening doors at every stage of the learning experience. We will focus on question categories and how they are sequenced, and analyze approaches teachers can take when responding to questions.

Effectively Leading Field Trips and Integrating Field Experiences with Classroom Curricula

Discuss the benefits and challenges to taking students on field trips. Learn the essential components of exemplary field trips and how to integrate these experiences into classroom curriculum.

“It was a great reflective opportunity—a chance to work with colleagues on challenging curriculum. It was an awesome concept-building experience. I’m deeply grateful.”

– Linda, Academy