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Partnership for Ambitious Science Teacher Leaders (PASTL)

Partnership for Ambitious Science Teacher Leaders (PASTL)

PASTL is a unique collaboration between Puget Sound ESD, Olympic ESD, Northwest ESD, University of Washington’s Ambitious Science Teaching Development Group, the Physics Education Research Group at Seattle Pacific University, Federal Way School District and Bellevue School District. PASTL is a Math-Science Partnership Grant-funded project.

Ambitious teachers aim to support students of all racial, ethnic, and social class backgrounds in deeply understanding science ideas, participating in the talk of the discipline, and solving authentic problems. This teaching comes to life through four sets of teaching practices that are used together during units of instruction. These powerful practices have consistently been shown through research to support student engagement and learning. They can each be used regularly with any kind of science topic. And because there are only four sets of practices, we can develop tools that help both teachers and students participate in them. Anyone familiar with the practices can provide feedback to other educators working with the same basic repertoire; teachers can create productive variations of the practices; and everyone in the science education community can share a common language about the continual improvement of teaching.

Reflective Planning – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm @ NWESD
* October 27, 2016
* January 24, 2017
* March 23, 2017

Studio Days – Various Times and Locations
* November 29, 2016
* December 13, 2016
* February 7, 2017
* March 7, 2017