Two students discuss and point to materials they are using in a science activity.

This is an in-person workshop at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.

Your phenomenon is engaging, your lab is hands-on, but when you say “turn and talk,” students go silent, or chat about anything but science. Join us to explore the foundations of a positive classroom climate for science talk, and walk away with several talk strategies you can use right away.

Have you been looking for ways to help your students verbalize their science ideas? In this workshop, we will focus on creating a classroom climate conducive to science talk, and we will model a series of discussion strategies that can help all students engage in science conversations. These strategies promote equity of participation and offer scaffolding for all students, including English Language Learners.

After experiencing a science unit with numerous talk strategies, you will have a chance to reflect on the experience and apply the conversation strategies to your own teaching context. This 5-hour workshop will include a lunch break (food not provided). Registration includes admission to the Academy.

This workshop is designed for teachers who work with grades 3-12.  All educators are welcome.

Saturday March 4, 2023
9:00 am - 2:00 pm (Pacific Time)


How do I join?

This workshop will take place at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Pre-registration is required. Tickets are $35 for this workshop. A limited number of tickets are available, and registration will close on or before Thursday March 2.


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