Events

Science education is a constantly changing field. FOSS professional development opportunities help educators stay on top of the latest topics, techniques, and technology affecting today’s science instruction.

Our FOSS team is here to guide you and transform science classes by providing unmatched support for educators. Learn more about the learning opportunities FOSS has to offer and register today!

ThinkLink Walkthrough & Support Webinars

1-hour Online Webinar

This FREE 1-hour webinar provides an overview of ThinkLink navigation, including signing in, using the course catalog, creating and rostering classes, making assignments, viewing the student experience, and usage reports.

Choose your session and register below.

ThinLink Support: End-of-Year Actions

1-hour Online Webinar

This FREE 1-hour webinar is for districts and schools that use a Manual rostering method.

Agenda includes:

  • Closing the school year: what happens and when
  • Closing the school year using Google Classroom
  • Reporting Options & Exports
  • Changing student status (promote/retain/graduate)

Choose your session and register below.

FOSS Summer Leadership Institute

Leveraging the FOSS Curriculum to Provide High-Quality Professional Learning for Teachers

Bring your leadership team and join us for a two-day Professional Development Institute designed to enhance professional learning in your district. We will experience how FOSS® Pathways™ can help teachers connect more effectively with their students’ everyday scientific experiences. Institute content is intended for district leadership and teacher leaders with the ability to design a long-term professional learning plan for teachers.

We will explore:

  • How to use local phenomena to connect to students’ lives
  • How to incorporate the Science of Reading to enhance literacy connections in the content area
  • How to respond to student ideas through formative assessment
May 21st and 22nd, 2024 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Slavick at Jennifer.Slavick@schoolspecialty.com or

NEW! FOSSmap

Free Online Webinar

FOSSmap, the online component of the FOSS Assessment System, is now accessible to all users directly on the ThinkLink platform. Learn about the new assessment features, as well as some of the differences, at one of our free webinars.

Choose your session and register below.

Elevate Science Notebooks in the FOSS Classroom Community of Practice

Four Online Webinar Sessions for current FOSS users

Earn continuing education credits by elevating writing in the science classroom with the FOSS Science Curriculum. Learn how to get started with science notebooks, build connections to writing across domains, and elevate student sense-making with next-step strategies.

This course includes a total of ten hours of continuing education credits, registration for all four sessions, materials (sent to you), and a continuing education certificate.

The Community of Practice sessions include these four webinar topics:

  • 1.5 hours focusing on active investigation and notebook foundations
  • 1.5 hours focusing on making sense of data and language development
  • 1.5 hours focusing on assessment and next-step strategies
  • 1.5 hours focusing synthesizing student thinking

To learn more about our upcoming Community of Practice Webinar Sessions for Elevating Science Notebooks in the FOSS Classroom, please contact our Professional Learning Director, Dr. Jennifer Slavick at Jennifer.Slavick@schoolspecialty.com

New to FOSS Community of Practice

Four Online Webinar Sessions for current FOSS users

Earn continuing education credits and dive into getting started with the FOSS Science Curriculum! In this community of practice, you will learn how to get started with FOSS, practice tips and tricks, learn how to navigate your resources, and get your classroom up and running.

This course includes a total of ten hours of continuing education credits, registration for all four sessions, materials (sent to you), and a continuing education certificate.

The Community of Practice sessions include these four webinar topics:

  • 2 hours focusing on active investigation, teacher resources, and preparing to teach
  • 1.5 hours focusing on science notebooks and embedding writing in science
  • 1.5 hours focusing on sense-making and embedding speaking and listening in science
  • 1.5 hours focusing on formative embedded assessment

To learn more about our upcoming Webinar Sessions for New to FOSS Community of Practice, please contact our Professional Learning Director, Dr. Jennifer Slavick at Jennifer.Slavick@schoolspecialty.com

Unlock the Solutions for Elementary Science

40-minute Online Webinar

FOSS Pathways™ helps develop students’ critical thinking skills, encourages curiosity and creativity, and promotes scientific literacy through phenomena-based learning and 3-Dimensional instruction.

Discover how FOSS Pathways provides local phenomena storylines, age-appropriate learning segments, manageable units based on teaching time constraints, integrated ELA for language development, and new digital content.

Participants receive a free trial access to FOSSWeb on ThinkLink™ and Investigations Guide of choice.

Please check back soon for additional webinar dates and times. If you need immediate help, please feel free to contact us today.