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Getting to Deeper Learning: The Policies and Practice of Science Teaching and Learning

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November 30, 2017

Getting to Deeper Learning: The Policies and Practice of Science Teaching and Learning

Abner Oakes
, Director, Outreach and Partnerships, Alliance for Excellent Education
Donique Reid, Policy and Research Associate, Alliance for Excellent Education
James Rountree, Director, Science, District of Columbia Public Schools|
Dave Yarmchuk, Director, Teaching and Learning, Center for Inspired Teaching

On November 30, 2017 the Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar exploring what we can learn from top-performing countries about providing students with equitable opportunities to learn science and developing science teachers. What’s happening in U.S. districts and schools to ensure that all students, particularly those who traditionally are underserved, receive the kind of science instruction that will lead to the deeper learning outcomes necessary for college and career preparedness?

The competencies and skills developed through the study of science are becoming invaluable as our economy places increased importance on both creativity and innovation. In the years to come, students will face challenges that will require them to think critically to develop innovative solutions and shape the direction of new technologies. However, not all students are prepared to meet this challenge. Performance gaps on both national and international science assessments persist between students from different socio-economic and racial/ethnic backgrounds.

Watch this webinar to  learn more about science teaching and learning and how educators in the District of Columbia Public Schools have changed how they teach science to ensure that all students have access to rigorous, content-rich science classes.

Please direct questions concerning the webinar to If you’re unable to watch it live, an archived version will be available at 1–2 business days after the event airs.

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