Professional Learning Opportunities

  • Wednesday, December 08, 2021 4:27 PM | Jessica Eaton (Administrator)

    Join us on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM ET for another seminar in the Book Beat Live! series.

    Formative assessment is a systematic process of collecting evidence about students’ thinking and progress toward a learning goal to inform instruction while simultaneously promoting conceptual learning. It happens throughout the learning process. It is assessment for learning rather than assessment of learning; and sometimes it is assessment as learning.

    In this session Page Keeley, the author of NSTA’s Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series, will share how diagnostic probes reveal students’ thinking about core disciplinary ideas and then become formative when data from students’ responses are used to make informed instructional decisions. Read more on NSTA's website.

  • Friday, October 01, 2021 9:43 AM | Jessica Eaton (Administrator)

    PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner and Presidential Award Winner Patti Works and PIMSER director Dr. Kim Zeidler-Watters will lead your Team as you explore what constitutes effective 3D learning and how to support your teacher in making the necessary shifts. Learn how to provide feedback to teachers that moves classroom instruction forward.

    Explore science improvement challenges, questions and concerns as a group. Learn strategies that can be used to enhance the school or district science programs as students are asked to think and engage in figuring things out in a way that mimics how scientists work.

    Starts November 2. Only 50 spots available per team. Full details and registration:

  • Tuesday, June 01, 2021 7:29 AM | Jessica Eaton (Administrator)

    Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom is proud to announce that we will be offering a new Kentucky Academic Standards-aligned curriculum with a horses and science theme this summer at the IN-PERSON Kentucky Farm Bureau Regional Teacher Workshops:

    • Thursday, June 3 – Murray State University Equine Center, Murray
    • Tuesday, June 8 – Western Kentucky University L.D. Brown Ag Expo Center, Bowling Green
    • Thursday, June 10 – Overlook Events Center, Pikeville
    • Tuesday, June 15 – Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington
    • Thursday, June 17 – Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville

    The curriculum, that meets several third and fourth grade NGSS science standards, was written by Kentucky teacher and horse enthusiast Jennifer McNulty. Her set of lessons and hands-on training are being made available to teachers thanks to a partnership with the Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund, Kentucky Farm Bureau, and the Kentucky Horse Council.

    Learn more about the curriculum and workshops at

  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:36 AM | Jessica Eaton (Administrator)

    What: PIMSER Professional Learning Series - Strategies for Cementing the Learning in K-8 Science

    When: June 9, 2021 - 9:00am-4:00pm

    Where: EKU Campus, Richmond

    Who Should Attend: Science teachers grades K-8, instructional coaches

    Cost: $125

    Presenter: Patti Works, PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner


    Learn strategies you can implement in your classroom as you explore different phenomena and 'cement the learning' for your students. Come with an idea for a phenomenon that you want students to figure out (or we’ll brainstorm together) and learn how to plan to embed key strategies in the sensemaking sequence to cement the learning. We’ll take a look at high impact instructional strategies for the science and engineering practices from various sources, examine strategies for vocabulary development, the importance of talk strategies, and students making sense of evidence they collect. Leave with new strategies in your toolkit and the opportunity to share what works for you with other teachers!

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