Tis the season to write our Innovative Unit plans! This week the GRS Cohort focused on building best practices into our six-day innovative units. We started our day by responding to key questions about how we could best support our all of our students and engage them in meaningful experiences as scientists. This picture shows our thoughts about strategies we could use to increase opportunities and access of science learning. 

Along the same vein we then discussed and traded strategies to infuse our lesson plans with cross-cutting concepts and scientific and engineering practices. As a cohort, we examined each of the scientific and engineering practices and offered examples of how to include each in our lessons. This pictures shows the documentation of our brainstorm.Finally, armed with our new strategies to engage students in scientific practices, we closed our class together by drafting outlines for our Innovative Units.