2017 Professional Development Opportunities:

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  • Each class is a one-day program.
  • Participation includes one hour of classroom support.
  •  $400 per class
  • To register contact Joan Carey, joan@beec.org

beaverWinter Animals Unit ~ July 10, 2017

Through a study of Vermont animals, and how they survive our long and cold winter season, we will design a comprehensive unit addressing both earth and life science Performance Expectations, as outlined in NGSS.


Push – Pull Unit ~ February 8, 2017Screen Shot 2016-08-01 at 3.09.11 PM

Through a study of forces and interactions we will design a comprehensive unit addressing physical science Performance Expectations, as outlined in NGSS.

If you have any questions about professional development opportunities

please contact Joan Carey:  joan@beec.org



Teachers learning from each other.

Teachers learning from each other.

What Teachers Have to Say:

“This was an excellent workshop. I appreciate how well thought out not only the lessons were by the sequencing of them as well.”

“The next time I teach this unit there will be more alignment with the new standards, more coordination with my teaching team, and more field time.”

“This workshop was wonderfully facilitated – organized, clear, comprehensive, encouraging, and all done with great humor!”

“I can not say enough about how helpful this is. I believe we learn by doing, so having participated makes it so much more accessible to me. Being the “kid” is the best.”

“Hands-on activities, especially the stream table were invaluable in helping me to envision working on this unit with second graders.”

“We, as participants, generated may questions and theories as we experienced the activities. It has reinforced my understanding of encouraging youngsters to do the same.”

“This was a great way to get a solid overview of the Next Generation Science Standards and activities to cover them.”

“I’ve taken a number of Science Inquiry classes. This class brought it down to 2nd-3rd grade.”

“This workshop packed a lot into a very short time. Receiving some of the materials to take home will really help with implementing the curriculum.”

“This session will definitely add depth to my teaching of this unit.”

“This workshop will change my teaching. It will move beyond appreciation of habitat and exploration at an introductory level. Now more time will be given to this unit to include a broader range of scientific thinking skills: designing single variable experiments, and use of observations and data collecting to draw deeper conclusions.”