What You Will Learn
Making Sense of SCIENCE (MSS) is proven to make profound impacts on teachers and students, across districts and states. Our wide range of services meets the needs of pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, coaches, administrators, leaders, and school teams.
- Distance Professional Learning
- In-Person Professional Learning
- Professional Learning Community Support
- Leadership Development
- Technical Assistance
- Online Onsite
Who Will Benefit
- Community Service Provider
- District Administrator
- School Administrator
- State Education Agency
Who Will Benefit
- Community Service Providers
- District Administrators
- School Administrators
- State Education Agencies
MSS believes that transformative professional learning empowers teachers and leaders with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to support a culture of productive learning. Backed by rigorous research, MSS offers an array of services from short half-day workshops to in-depth learning pathways that include leadership training and site-based technical support.
We understand that every site is different and look forward to exploring and serving that uniqueness. There are many ways to customize an MSS experience to accommodate your site’s unique needs. Learn more about our services and options on the Making Sense of SCIENCE website.
What Makes This Service Unique
MSS professional learning builds on more than a decade of research and development and combines in-depth earth, life, and physical science content with a focus on supporting literacy, pedagogical reasoning, and effective classroom practices.
In rigorous national studies, MSS professional learning courses have been shown to significantly strengthen teachers’ content knowledge and classroom practices and, most importantly, significantly improve student achievement.
Register for Spring & Summer Online Professional Development, Training, & Support
Events (Archived) / COVID Resources / May 4, 2020Join us for new virtual professional development, training, and support designed to accommodate changing schedules and learning environments.
WestEd to Present at the 2020 Virtual California Science Education Conference
Events (Archived) / October 16, 2020WestEd staff will present several sessions at the 2020 Virtual California Science Education, October 16-18, 2020.
Making the Change to Next Generation Science Teaching and Learning
Events (Archived) / September 23, 2020Join Making Sense of SCIENCE for an interactive video series and online dialogue on Making the Change to Next Generation Science Teaching and Learning. This four-part series launches on Wednesday, September 23 and wraps with a celebration on Wednesday, September 30.
Join WestEd at the 2019 CERA Annual Conference
Events (Archived) / November 18, 2019WestEd will be present at the 2019 California Educational Research Association (CERA) 98th Annual Conference, held on November 18 through November 20, 2019, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento, California.
Join WestEd at the Learning Forward 2019 Annual Conference
Events (Archived) / Featured Initiatives / December 7, 2019Over a dozen WestEd staff and partners will present at the Learning Forward 2019 Annual Conference, held on December 7 through December 11, 2019, at the America’s Center Convention Complex, in St. Louis, Missouri.
National Science Teachers Association National Conference 2019
Events (Archived) / April 11, 2019WestEd staff will present on a variety of topics during the 2019 National Science Teachers Association's (NSTA) National Meeting, April 11–14, in St. Louis, Missouri.
Next Generation Science Implementation (NGSI) Classroom Innovations: A Protocol for Teacher Collaboration
Classroom Innovations is designed to support teachers in professional learning communities (PLCs) working to implement next generation classroom practices. It is part of a ...
2019 Science & Mathematics Professional Services and Resources Catalog
WestEd's Science & Mathematics Catalog highlights resources and services designed to improve student achievement in this era of new standards.