Institute for Educational Development

Live Online
7:00 am – 1:30 pm

November 30, 2022

$279.00 per person

Helping Your Struggling SCIENCE Students (Grades 6-12)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Chauntelle Matos

Outstanding Science Educator and Presenter

Specifically Designed for Science Teachers, Science Department Heads, and Administrators Serving Grades 6-12

  • Practical ways to increase the success of your students who struggle with learning science
  • Proven techniques for helping students better access and understand your science curriculum and content
  • Maximize learning and achievement of science concepts in your grades 6-12 science classroom
  • Science activities and resources in a detailed digital resource handbook filled with ready-to-use ideas for helping students who struggle to understand science

Practical Strategies

Designed for veteran and novice science educators serving grades 6-12, this interactive and fast-paced seminar is designed to fill your teaching toolbox with practical, evidence-based strategies you will be able to use immediately to help your struggling students with their science learning. In this NEW seminar, outstanding science educator, Chauntelle Matos, will share dozens of highly effective resources and strategies to create practical learning experiences for students with unique learning needs in any secondary science classroom. Throughout the day, you will learn new and innovative practices to improve student engagement and increase the rate of your students’ achievement in science courses through real-world application of science phenomena. Working with evidence-based strategies and the Next Generation Science Standards, you will leave better-equipped to motivate and engage the struggling students in your science content area. You will leave this seminar ready and excited to immediately implement the strategies you have learned!

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Practical Strategies to Increase Success for Your Students Who Struggle to Learn Science
    Learn how to help your struggling and unmotivated students finally understand the science content you are teaching
  2. Multi-Modal Activities to Teach Technical Science Writing Skills
    Learn new Ideas for using multi-modal learning activities in any science class … Innovative ways to help your struggling science students learn the technical writing skills to be more successful on required tests
  3. Proven Ways to Help Your Students Take More Control of Their Science Understanding
    Capture the attention of your unmotivated students with classroom-tested ideas that boost their learning and increase overall achievement in your science classes
  4. Effective Strategies to Teach Your Complex Science Content in Grades 6-12
    Help your most disengaged and struggling students get more excited to learn complex science content and thrive in your classroom … Ready-to-use ideas!
  5. Improve Achievement for Your Science Students with Unique Learning Needs
    Instructional activities to enrich your lessons and produce more authentic learning experiences to better reach your students with varying learning needs
  6. Discover High-Leverage Ways to Boost Your Struggling Science Students’ Motivation
    Discover High-Leverage Ways to Boost Your Struggling Science Students’ Motivation
  7. Make Science Instruction More Meaningful for Your Diverse Learners
    Hands-on experiences with opportunities to help your diverse learners access previous science-related schema and internalize key science concepts
  8. Promote Deeper Learning for the Hard-to-Reach Students in Your Science Classes
    Practical and doable inquiry-based strategies that help promote deeper learning in your science classroom … Learn how to help struggling students work through the science activities with greater confidence and success
  9. Classroom-Tested Ideas and Strategies to Better Motivate Your Disengaged or Reluctant Science Learners
    Improve your ability to design lessons and assessments that motivate disengaged or reluctant students while simultaneously providing interesting and optimum challenges for your students who struggle
  10. Receive an Extensive Digital Resource Handbook to Help You with Your Struggling Science Learners
    You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar … Included are dozens of practical ideas and resources to differentiate science learning for your struggling science students and make challenging science content more accessible to your learners at all levels

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • The key components essential in lessons and assessment design to improve student motivation and increase understanding in science
  • Identify specific interventions to improve students’ academic vocabulary, collaborative problem-solving skills, and self-efficacy in science class
  • Ready-to-use learning experiences to help your students with connection building critical in their development as students of science content and processes
  • Find ideas to boost student motivation, interest, and participation in your science class
  • Learn research-based multi-modal activities to improve student interest and participation in science
  • How to help your students make better connections between the science content in the classroom and in their daily lives … How to make it real for struggling students
  • Lessons and assessments that motivate disengaged science students
  • Incorporate simple techniques to improve students’ confidence in reading and writing about science content through tiered practice and multi-modal activities
  • Strategies to promote deeper learning and higher achievement for all your science students
  • Implement various differentiation strategies to build confidence in the students in your science class
  • How to make challenging science content more accessible to your learners at all levels
  • Select assessment ideas that encourage student independence and ownership learning
  • Discover key practices to incorporate every day into your science classroom that are proven to increase content understanding for struggling students

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

By the time our students make their way to our middle and high school science classes, we know they bring with them an idea of what science is or isn’t based on their previous experience in the world and at school. We also know that their science understanding isn’t always positive or accurate. In this one-day seminar, I am proud to share with you many practical strategies, resources, and activities to help all your science students achieve at higher levels, and especially those with unique learning needs who struggle to understand the basic concepts of science or have misunderstandings and misconceptions about what science is. I will provide you with dozens of ideas and strategies to improve your struggling students’ learning and engagement in your science classes.

I plan to share the tools I have successfully used over the years to help and engage my struggling science learners in grades 6-12, dramatically increasing their interest and achievement. You’ll discover and practice strategies to help your students make better connections with science content, gain multimodal learning experiences you can use immediately, learn creative ways to demonstrate relevancy of science in everyday life, and overall help your students cultivate greater interest in learning science. In addition, I will share practical strategies to help you increase the success and confidence of your struggling science students in our post-pandemic classroom environment.

Regardless of the science content you teach, you will leave this seminar empowered with dozens of ideas, resources and strategies that will help you support learning and engage all your students. You will also leave with an extensive digital resource handbook, Helping Your Struggling Students in Science (Grades 6-12). Come join me and your colleagues to get re-energized and ready to help your students learn more and make better connections in their future science learning!

Chauntelle Matos

P.S. You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook written specifically for this seminar. It is filled with strategies, tools, tips and ideas for helping your struggling science students’ learning and achievement.

Who Should Attend

Science Teachers, Science Department Heads, and Administrators serving Grades 6-12

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Specific ideas and strategies to help your students who struggle in science
    • Tips and tools for more quickly determining and addressing your students’ science misunderstanding and misconceptions
    • Practical resources you can use in your grades 6-12 science classroom immediately
    • Innovative science ideas and resources
  2. Meet and Share
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in helping their grades 6-12 struggling science students.
  3. Consultation Available
    Chauntelle Matos will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own grades 6-12 science program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    UMASS Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.