Resources for OpenSciEd Educators
Take your OpenSciEd implementation from good to great with these resources!
OpenSciEd engages students as scientists with hands-on relevant inquiry based lessons so students can understand the world around them.
With driving question boards, scientist circles, and 3D assessments — students lead the inquiry process in their classrooms. It is a big shift. Use these resources as you make the important instructional pivots in OSE’s innovative approach.
Just downloading OpenSciEd is not enough! Implementing OSE well takes:
A commitment to learn alongside students:
OSE is a big change from “business as usual” and will require teachers to learn and grow just as their students do as they test new cutting edge approaches to science instruction.
An investment in professional learning:
Professional learning is critical to ensuring educators understand the curriculum’s pedagogical shifts and feel well equipped to implement.
Embracing discourse in the classroom:
OSE units are centered on an anchoring phenomenon designed to elicit and feed student curiosity. Units are driven forward by students’ ideas, questions and classroom discussion.
Collaboration with other educators:
Getting started with OSE can be daunting. Resources we offer, such as coaching and networking with other Massachusetts OSE educators, can help teachers feel confident to hit the ground running.
Professional learning for teachers
OpenSciEd’s unit-specific professional learning is critical to effectively implementing this cutting edge curriculum. OSE is effective because it is not just a new curriculum; it is a new philosophy. The PL ensures that teachers have the understanding and skills they need to incorporate the philosophical changes necessary to help students reach sensemaking. Reach out to learn more about upcoming PL workshops.