Supplemental Support Designed for Teachers New to Issues and Science

Are you in your first year or two of teaching Issues and Science? This webinar series is designed for maximum flexibility to offer additional support as you teach with Lab-Aids. Join us for all webinars in the series or pop-in on your sessions of interest; for each webinar, stay for as long or as short as your schedule allows– the choice is yours. 

Intended Audience:

  • Teachers in their first year (or two) of teaching Issues and Science.
  •  Attendees will ideally have completed the formal professional learning sessions for new implementations.
How to Attend Each Session

Advance registration is required for each session. 

  1. Register for the next webinar.
  2. All sessions take place on the third Wednesday of the month (except December) at 7 pm Eastern.
  3. In order to maintain a safe space for all participants to ask questions, sessions will not be recorded.

Remember, each Zoom link only works once. A separate registration is required for each webinar and registration links will be posted below as they become available.

The anticipated schedule below includes carefully sequenced sessions that anticipate the needs of teachers new to Issues and Science.   

Anticipated Schedule 
Month Day Topic

September 20, 2023

7 pm EDT

REGISTRATION CLOSED  | Navigating the Lab-Aids Portal

  • Accessing Student Content
  • Multi-window views between Teacher Editions and Teacher Resources
  • Ancillary Supports
  • Assessment Resources

October 18, 2023

7 pm EDT


REGISTRATION CLOSED | Classroom and Materials Management

  • Materials management – bins, etc
  • Making group roles and using them
  • How to group students for cooperative learning
  • How to set up routines: starting class vs. ending class

November 15, 2023

7 pm EST

REGISTRATION CLOSED | Pacing: How to Stay on Track

  • Pacing lessons vs. pacing units
  • Tools to use - timers, color codes, and more
  • Evaluating activities to scale them for your time frame
  • Developing daily and weekly routines to keep the class on track

January 17, 2024

7 pm EST

REGISTRATION CLOSED | Student Discourse in the Classroom

  • How do we get kids to talk to each other?
  • Providing prompts & practicing discourse
  • Partner vs. group vs class discussion
  • Utilizing the 4-2-1 cooperative learning model

February 21, 2024

7 pm EST

REGISTRATION CLOSED | Sensemaking and Literacy: Checking in on Notebooks

  • How do we get buy-in from students?
  • Accountability for notebooks
  • What goes in the notebook?
  • Structuring the notebook

March 20, 2024

7 pm EDT

REGISTRATION OPEN | Formative and Summative Assessments

  • Planning for assessment - beginning with the summative.
  • Which skills are graded?
  • How do points factor into rubric grading?
  • What else can I grade besides the Performance Expectations?

April 17, 2024

7 pm EDT

REGISTRATION OPEN | Tracking Phenomena in a Learning Pathway

  • Tracking both investigative and anchoring phenomena throughout a unit
  • Using summary tables
  • Using phenomena to connect the "why" to student learning

May 15, 2024

7 pm EDT

REGISTRATION OPEN | Reflection on Year 1 and Prep for the Future

  • How did it go? 
  • What will you change?
  • What new ideas do you have?
  • What do you want to try out next year?
  • How can Lab-Aids help you?
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Teacher-to-Teacher Support: A flexible series delivered by teachers, for teachers

All webinars are designed to cover hot-topics and provide lots of time for meaningful conversation:

  • 15-minute spotlight on a topic relevant to the implementation process.
  • 45-minute open forums provide teachers a safe place to ask questions, find solutions, or seek curricular assistance.
  • Experienced presenters guide each session. These interactive webinars are delivered by a Lab-Aids partner, a teacher who was once new to Issues and Science, too. 

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