The Missouri D. E. L. S. (MoDELS) program is a series of virtual learning workshops, featuring local and national experts in science education. The workshops will be held virtually once a month from October 2021 to May 2022.
In the last five years, there has been a shift in science education. The focus has moved from simply teaching science ideas to coaching students through the processes of figuring out phenomena and designing solutions to problems. This emphasis, while both exciting and provocative, requires a complete metamorphosis in how we must teach science. Emphasis should be placed on students using the three dimensions of science—crosscutting concepts (CCs), disciplinary core ideas (DCIs), and science and engineering practices (SEPs)—in the classroom. This feat requires a teaching force prepared to guide their students. MoDELS aims to give teachers a working knowledge and a guide to incorporate these best practices into their everyday lessons. This includes a better understanding of science, engineering, productive talk, English language learners (ELL), social justice, equity and navigating our growing digital world.
If you are a K-12 science teacher looking to sharpen your classroom skills, please join us for this educational series. Based on your needs, you can pick which sessions you wish to attend or you can attend them all.
MoDELS is presented by Science Teacher of Missouri (STOM) and the Washington University Institute for School Partnership.
Please note that some dates and times have changed. Click here to get the most up to date times as well as more information about each session.
Go to the STOM home page to register by clicking on the MoDELS icon.