Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Science: Statewide PD


The Science Unit is responsible for professional development opportunities for new and experienced science educators.

Picture Book Science 

Picture Book Science is a 2-day; K-6 training that combines science and reading to create lessons that incorporate easy-to-grasp science concepts. Participants will learn how to choose quality, non-fiction picture books; use vocabulary and reading strategies; and create inquiry-based science lessons that support Common Core State Standards.

Planning for New Science Standards Series

Workshop I: Introduction to A Framework for K-12 Science Education

During this one-day introduction to new science standards, participants will enhance their understanding of A Framework for K-12 Science
Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (NRC, 2011) and its relationship to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Physical science, life science, and earth and space science content areas will be addressed.

Workshop 2: Practices, Strategies, and Tools for the Next Generation Science Classroom

During this two-day workshop, participants will be introduced to the use of questioning and discussion strategies as effective tools to engage students in the scientific and engineering practices from A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (NRC, 2011).


For more information, please contact:

Cathy Mackey, Science Program Manager
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 401-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-9961

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