Think Like a Scientist

Female high school students performing experiment in chemistry lab

Begins January 12, 2022

3:30–5 pm



Curriculum alone is not able to address the needs of all learners.  

For students with high potential or advanced learning abilities, educators need access to advanced curricular strategies and instructional practices to help students develop the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and habits of mind as disciplinarians.

For students to develop the habits-of-mind of seeing themselves as scientists able to question the natural world around them, they must be exposed to practical uses of the Science and Engineering Practices, as well as the Crosscutting Concepts.

The Crosscutting Concepts provide the “connective tissue” that further enhances the student’s sense making between the practices and the content.

Teachers attending this series will be exposed to advanced teaching and instructional practices to look at those topics and acquire strategies for adapting curriculum to deepen student learning.

Participants in each module will meet twice monthly for two months, capped off with an institute featuring a notable scholar in each of the disciplines.


  • Jen Flo
  • Scott Killough
  • Heidi Room


  • K–12 teachers
  • STEM teachers
  • Teacher leaders and mentors
  • Building and district administrators


Dates and times
January 12, 2022 | 3:30–5 pm
January 26, 2022 | 3:30–5 pm
February 9, 2022 | 3:30–5 pm
February 23, 2022 | 3:30–5 pm
March 23, 2022 | 12–4 pm

Location: Zoom

Cost: $20