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Virtual Book Study - Science

Our Annual, Virtual Science Education Book Study

PAEMST logoEach year DPI partners with the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers to support a virtual book study. We aim to connect educators, learn together, and support teachers who are applying for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Resources and recordings for each year are below, starting with the most recent book study.

2020 Book Study - Evidence-Based Writing

CER book cover

2019 Book Study - Ambitious Science Teaching

AST book cover

2018 Book Study - Helping Students Make Sense of the World

Helping Students Make Sense - Cover

2017 Book Study - Teaching for Conceptual Understanding in Science

Conceptual Understanding in Science-Cover

2016 Book Study - Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers

Inquiring Scientists Inquiring Readers Cover
  • Book
    • Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers (grades 3-5) - this book shares inquiry-based science lessons connected to specific trade books that students read on that topic, by Terry Shiverdecker and Jessica Fries-Gaither. There is also a grades 6-8 version. 
  • Related Resources
    • Picture Perfect Science - another book series that connects inquiry-based science lessons with grade level trade books, focused on grades K-5, by Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry.  
  • Recordings and Slides
    • Jan - slides - ELA and science standards connections, defining inquiry, and using text sets
    • Feb - slides - What does a scientist look like? Getting students to see themselves as scientists. 
    • Mar - recording - supporting discourse in the classroom
For questions about this information, contact Kevin Anderson (608) 266-3319