February 13-14, 2018
Optional Lab Day: February 15, 2018
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Teachers, K-12 Curriculum
Leaders & Instructional Coaches
Assistant Principals & Principals
Rates will be published soon.
Optional Lab day, $195 per person
Earn continuing Education Credit from
Colorado Department of Education
for completing the institute
Explore how the Next Generation Science Standards Science & Engineering Practices can be seamlessly addressed within inquiry-based instruction.
Investigate how to facilitate classroom discourse that develops rich questions and deep thinking
Experience the symbiotic relationship between literacy instruction and conceptual understanding in science
Develop skills for differentiating and engaging all learners in purposeful and meaningful work as independent thinkers and scientists
Learn to foster student independence with explicit thinking strategy instruction
Set learning goals and explore backwards planning as a strategy for designing engaging projects that catalyze students’ thinking and understanding as scientists.
One day in a PEBC Lab Classroom is included as part of this institute.
Hoffer works with math and science teachers at all levels to promote student thinking and understanding in their content areas. She travels both across Colorado and nationally to facilitate professional learning and coach teachers interested in elevating their STEM pedagogy. Hoffer is the author of Science as Thinking (Heinemann, 2009), Minds on Mathematics (Heinemann, 2012), and Developing Literate Mathematicians (forthcoming from National Council of Teachers of Mathematics).
Hoffer brings over twenty years of experience that includes teaching math and science in elementary and middle school. Prior to her work with PEBC, Hoffer earned National Board Certification while teaching middle school math and science in one of Denver’s Expeditionary Learning schools. She attended Dartmouth College and earned her Master’s in Education from Stanford University.
A Prairie Middle School science teacher in Cherry Creek School District and PEBC lab host. Jeff earned his M.A. in Instructional Technology from the University of Colorado at Denver and has been teaching middle school science for nearly twenty years. He has been featured in the ASCD video Classroom Instruction that Works.
Science As Thinking:
The Constants & Variable of Inquiry Thinking
by Wendy Ward Hoffer
Breakfast and Lunch on Institute days
Lunch only on Lab Classroom Day
To be Determined
Registration fees for professional development events cancelled or rescheduled by PEBC, for reasons other than weather or acts of God, are fully refundable. Seat(s) cancelled by registrant with less than 60 days notice from the start date of the professional development event are not refundable. Registrant is responsible for 50% of the registration fee for any seat(s) cancelled with more than 60 days notice from the start date of the professional development event. Unused seat(s) (no-shows) will be considered a cancellation by the registrant and are non-refundable. Registrant is responsible for all costs incurred due to cancellation, regardless of cancellation reason.
PEBC has revised our most popular institutes so you can experience the same quality professional development at your own school.