Power of Phenomenon: Using Curiosity to Drive Equitable Instruction


As learners, we naturally crave to know more about the world around us. When we connect student learning to real-world phenomena, student interests/experiences, and current events, we can foster authentic engagement in the classroom. In this interactive session, we share practical ways to launch lessons with phenomena, make learning more relevant, and increase student motivation and achievement.


In this session, participants will:

  • Consider the research related to the significance and best practices for the use of phenomena in the classroom
  • Experience strategies and tools to effectively use phenomena in science instruction
  • Reflect on how to implement best practices with phenomena in your particular context


6-hour or 3-hour session

Up to 50 participants per session; can be done with any grade level(s)

We provide all training materials and a booklet for each participant. Each attendee will also receive a digital download of all resources used in training with a single-teacher license to use the materials with their students.