Utilizing Recurring Themes and Concepts to Foster Meaningful Thinking


Recurring themes and concepts (RTCs) are a key part of the new science TEKS that can be used as powerful thinking tools for all students. In this session, we will model practical strategies utilizing RTCs that will equip students to better understand science content and make meaningful connections between different science concepts and disciplines.


In this session, participants will:

  • Unpack Recurring Themes & Concepts (RTCs) as a framework for understanding core ideas in science and engineering.
  • Experience strategies and tools to effectively utilize RTCs for more meaningful thinking in the classroom.


6-hour or 3-hour session

Up to 50 students per session; can be done for any grade level(s)

We provide all training materials and a booklet for each participant.