The Leaders Handbook for the Practicum Academy to Improve Science Education (PRACTISE)

This handbook provides detailed information on how to conduct a series of research-based professional learning sessions focused on helping elementary classroom teachers to facilitate science argumentation with their students. Each session is 2-3 hours long and focuses on topics such as:

  • An Introduction to Argumentation,
  • Argumentation in the Next Generation Science Standards,
  • Strategies for Establishing a Culture of Talk,
  • Discourse and Learning,
  • Argumentation for English Learners,
  • Making Thinking Visible with Models,
  • Using the Argumentation Continuum,
  • etc.