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Welcome to the OSE MA Cohort Hub

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Congratulations! We are so excited to be kicking off our first grant cohort of the OpenSciEd Massachusetts program. Your school’s participation in and leadership of this three-year grant will make impactful change for your students and others across the state. It is an exciting moment in science education in the Commonwealth as a group of schools transition to phenomena-based instruction truly aligned with the intent of the Next Generation Science Standards and MA Framework. It is a bold move and a huge step forward toward the vision for science education for our students.

2021 Grant Convening

Get ready for training

Unit 1 “OSE Foundations” training will be offered VIRTUALLY this summer in June and August for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teachers

 

DATES | June 21-24 or Aug 16-19

LOCATION | Virtual

DAILY SCHEDULE | Mix of synchronous & asynchronous time

  • Training: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Lunch break: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Training: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Asynchronous work:  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

UNITS OFFERED | Unit 1 of the MA sequence at each grade level

  • Unit 6.1 Light
  • Unit 7.1 Thermal Energy (OSE 6.2)
  • Unit 8.1 Weather (OSE 6.3)

If you need a different unit, please consider training in one of these units or be in touch!

COST | $450 per participant (includes materials)

OTHER | PDPs provided

PRIORITY REGISTRATION FOR GRANT SCHOOLS IS NOW OPEN AND RUNS THROUGH MAY 7th 

Register here!

The training was PHENOMENAL. I loved the explicit use of teacher hat and student hat time – you got to experience the curriculum as a student and then debrief, discuss, and prep as an educator with colleagues.

OSE Pilot Teacher

Grant overview

The MA OSE Cohort Program provides schools with financial resources & on-the-ground support for OSE’s middle school science curriculum

As a member of the cohort, schools are provided:

  • Grant funding to offset training and durable equipment costs
  • Implementation support
  • Priority access to in-state OSE training
  • Additional professional learning resources & student programming
    (e.g., coaching, learning communities, and student industry showcases)

As a member of the cohort, schools commit to:

  • Full OSE curriculum adoption (all 18 units across grades 6-8)
  • Whole school participation – 100% of students and teachers
  • Robust teacher training – all science teachers train in 4 units each
  • Teacher leader champions lead the work at the school level
  • Quarterly champion meetings to support cross school collaboration

Materials & Resources

Questions?

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