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Each year, a select group of 3rd-5th grade teachers embarks on a two-year program to become leading educators of science and sustainability. The program includes in-depth workshops at the Academy, individual and team coaching visits at school sites, and stimulating trips to scientific institutions and outdoor spaces. Program topics include climate change, energy use, and food and water systems. Quality science teaching practices, reflective pedagogy, and teacher collaboration guide our efforts.
As the state moves toward implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, TISS supports teachers in enhancing their science teaching practices by infusing the NGSS scientific practices into all we do.