Professional Development is a key ingredient to the successful implementation of any new curriculum program. It is especially important with a hands-on, inquiry-based science program such as FOSS. Put our experience to work in your classroom and see how easy it is to engage students in active learning. We strive to develop long-term partnerships with districts and teachers through thoughtful planning, effective implementation, and ongoing teacher support.
Delta Education offers a partnership with each district and the schools to design a multi-year implementation plan to meet specific needs and goals. The customized plan may include workshops, institutes, and other forums for the training of teacher-leaders to help ensure the best use of the materials and implement with fidelity to the program, and the development of teachers to guide and instruct their students in science.
The support Delta Education provides ensures strong implementation and continued success in areas of teacher preparation, student performance, leadership development, and administrative and community support. Through the FOSS Development Staff from the Lawrence Hall of Science and a network of experienced FOSS Consultants, we are confident that we have a team that is not only dedicated but also competent to achieve the greatest results possible.
Learn as your students will in hands-on workshops led by presenters with years of experience with the FOSS program. Network with current users from a wide variety of different schools from across the country. Explore implementation case studies with panels of curriculum and classroom experts and learn how using FOSS has improved not only student success, but also the school and staff culture.
Single and multi-day insitutes are available throughout the year for science teachers, science coordinators and specialists, curriculum directors, and administrators. New and existing FOSS users alike will learn about:
The FOSS Newsletter helps FOSS users develop a network of support across the country. Delta Education and the Lawrence Hall of Science work together to bring you news two times per year, including articles regarding the latest development of modules, tips about management from teachers and administrators, ways to make connections with other teachers and districts, extensions and reading materials to add to modules you are already using, and informative articles about good educational practices.