The OpenSciEd Equitable Instruction Initiative provides ongoing professional learning for the OpenSciEd units, and optional professional learning opportunities, such as collaboration opportunities between teachers and leaders. Please see the table and calendar below for our upcoming offerings.


Ongoing Professional Development


Professional Development
  • Round 1 Curriculum Launch (4-day): Light, Contact Forces, Chemical Reactions & Matter
    • July 24 - 27 | Connors Center, Dover
    • Aug. 21-24 | UMass Amherst, Amherst
    • Sept. 18-21 | Connors Center, Dover
  • Round 3  Discussions (2-day): Forces at a Distance, Photosynthesis & Matter Cycling, Metabolic Reactions
    • Aug. 7-8 | Connors Center, Dover
    • Aug. 21-22 | UMass Amherst, Amherst
  • Round 5: Assessments (2-day): Plate Tectonics, Ecosystems, Genetics
    • Aug. 9-10 | Connors Center, Dover
    • Aug. 23-24 | UMass Amherst, Amherst
  • 2022-2023 Convening Schedule
    • Q1 Champion Convening - November 2nd, 3:30-5PM
    • Q2 Champion Convening - January 18th, 3:30-5PM
    • Q3 Champion Convening - February 28th, 3:30-5PM
    • Q4 Champion Convening - May 24th, 3:30-5PM
  OpenSciEd High School Field Test 

Spring 2022: Optional Cohort-wide Supports for Teachers and Leaders


Leaders    Teachers
Direct PD Offerings
  • In case you missed it: Leader Launch virtual edition
    • Feb 13th, 9:30-11:30. Registration coming soon. Note that the in-person version will be offered this summer alongside the Curriculum Launch PD.
  • Additional Offerings Coming Soon!
  • OEI Leader Learning Community
    • Virtual on first Tuesdays, from 2:30-3:30
      Open discussion with OpenSciEd leaders. 
      Zoom link (no reg. req.)
  • OEI Teacher Learning Network
    • Virtual on last Tuesdays, from 3:30-4:30
      Open discussion with OpenSciEd teachers. 
      Zoom link (no reg. req.)
    • Next Meeting Cancelled: OEI Teacher Learning Network December meeting is cancelled. We will meet again on January 31st.

Are you curious about what we discuss?  Take a look at our running notes for a sense of what our conversations are about! This is a great opportunity to resource share, and collaborate with others! The link is below. 

Read our running notes

Upcoming Events