Following the initial collaborative design of the M-PLANS PL approach in 2019-20, we are looking to invite an expanded group of teachers to participate in the revised PL. We hope to recruit teachers from schools that can demonstrate administrative and teacher buy-in with the M-PLANS process and that maximize the teacher and student diversity across our project participants.
M-PLANS is seeking middle school science teachers to participate in the rollout phase of the project during the 2020-21 academic year.
What does involvement look like?
We ask that collaborating teachers:
- Attend M-PLANS PL to learn about student motivation and how to design NGSS-aligned lesson plans that support and encourage student engagement in science
- Plan for and implement the M-PLANS strategies in one unit of science instruction for at least one class
- Document your implementation of M-PLANS strategies and tools through:
- Video recording a selection of lessons
- Providing teaching artifacts (lesson plans, teaching materials, etc.) with annotations/indications of strategies used
- Provide feedback on the PL, tools, and implementation. We may ask you to provide this feedback in writing or through a survey, interview, or focus group.
- Use project-developed tools to elicit student perceptions of their own engagement and their classroom experiences.
- Administer one NGSS-aligned science assessment in participating classrooms.