New FOSS Training Format for 2024-2025

New FOSS Training Format 2024 2025

Upcoming Dates: Best Practices & One Unit Exploration

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Grades K-2

Grades 3-5 

Grades 6-8 

In this full day of learning, both new and experienced FOSS teachers will go over best practices for science instruction and plan for one FOSS unit. Teachers will explore the hands-on kit materials, curriculum planning guides, and other resources as they create lesson plans to use with their students.

During the morning session, science best practices will be highlighted along with accessing ThinkLink digital resources that accompany the FOSS kits. 

For new FOSS teachers, the afternoon session will be exploring one FOSS unit kit of each participant’s choice. They will utilize the chosen unit’s storyline that includes the scope and sequence of content and investigations. 

With facilitator guidance, teachers will explore and experience parts of the investigations in their chosen unit. For teachers experienced in the FOSS unit, the afternoon can be used to build lessons that fit their science time frame, work on assessments, and/or other science needs.

Note, there are two dates offered for each grade level band (K-2, 3-5 and 6-8), but both are not required.

Complete the required survey that is linked when you register to indicate which FOSS unit you choose for the training.

Grade Level Physical Science Life Science Earth/Space Science
K Materials and Motion Animals 2x2 Trees and Weather
1st Grade Sound and Light Plants and Animals Air and Weather
2nd Grade Solids and Liquids Insects and Plants Pebbles, Sand and Silt
3rd Grade Motion and Matter Structures of Life Water and Climate
4th Grade Energy Environments Soils, Rocks and Landforms
5th Grade Mixtures and Solutions Living Systems Earth and Sun
6th Grade Chemical Interactions Diversity of Life Earth History
7th Grade Electromagnetic Force Populations and Ecosystems Planetary Science
8th Grade Gravity and Kinetic Energy, Waves Heredity and Adaptation Weather and Water