Category Archives: Professional Development Resources

Readings and activities designed to support educators’ conversations about science and literacy learning.


Facilitator Response Framework

This framework helps facilitators respond to student work in a way that pulls science and poetry concepts out of the make and includes them in the response.

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Guide to a Writing Marathon

This in-depth guide—drawn from the book “I’m a Writer”: Essays on the Writing Marathon and Why We Write—covers just about everything needed to organize and run a successful writing marathon.


Science Around Me Activity

This low-bar-to-participation activity invites participants to turn to their own devices (smart phones, tablets, laptops) to search for evidence of the science around them, and to use these images as a starting point for discussion.


Let’s Take Another Look at the Fish: The Writing Process as Discovery

A classic writing-project activity designed by high school science teacher Bob…. , this activity helps science teachers see the value of writing and writing teachers delve into questions of science.


Finding the science in your experience

Activity developed to connect or find science in personal, experiences. Using the article, “The 95% Solution,” as a framework, participants were guided through a series of steps designed to support them in the process of developing an interest-based, science learning experience.