Would you like to give every child the opportunity for a bright future in STEM?
StarrMatica’s Virtual Science Coach is reinventing professional development with “bite sized” coaching that empowers busy classroom teachers to become rockstar science educators.
The Missing Piece:
Professional development that empowers teachers
with the knowledge of HOW to teach science.
Research shows that unless teachers learn HOW to teach science, they are not using curriculum materials in a way that will raise student achievement significantly.
But as educators ourselves, we know that investing in professional development (PD) is scary. You have a limited amount of time for PD, and you often don’t see measurable results from your investment.
PD is expensive. Paying for travel, substitutes, and live trainings for every teacher in a district adds up quickly.
PD is disruptive. Teacher time away from the classroom impacts students.
PD is disjointed. Professional development workshops are often about single topics, unrelated to one another, and inconsistent in their availability across a district.
PD is often ineffective. One time workshops and short courses do not impact student learning in the long term.
The Virtual Science Coach is an easy to implement professional development curriculum intently focused on HOW to teach science.
Our bite-sized coaching empowers teachers, impacts students, and transforms schools into STEM exemplars to be emulated.
The Virtual Science Coach is different because it focuses on the most important teaching skills research shows will improve student achievement in science.
The Virtual Science Coach was designed by university professors and classroom educators to ensure that teachers are highly effective during their limited science instructional time
EFFECTIVE – Coaching targets research-based pedagogy on HOW to teach science and is proven effective with a research study deployed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
EFFICIENT – 20 minute sessions fit into busy schedules, eliminate classroom disruptions, and can be completed during grade level planning or professional learning community meetings.
STRESS FREE – A step-by-step plan allows easy in-district implementation and ensures fidelity across buildings.
COST SAVING – Online delivery eliminates expensive travel, substitutes, lost instructional time, & live trainers.
CONSISTENT – Lifetime access ensures district-wide sustained support for new and veteran educators. Pedagogy focused PD ensures all of your teachers have foundational science teaching knowledge and an understanding of district expectations.
Get Your Guide
Administrators: In this guide, we’ll share three strategies to improve your K-5 teachers’ science instruction regardless of their experience or curriculum.
You can be confident that the Virtual Science Coach will help your teachers because our method is research-based and proven effective.
Our professional development includes four essential steps:
Next Generation Science Standards Coach
Teachers master three-dimensional instruction by diving into the standards structure, the crosscutting concepts, the science and engineering practices, and 5Es lesson planning.
Teachers deepen their ability to ask productive questions, effectively respond to student ideas, and engage students in academically productive discourse.
Science Knowledge Coach
Teachers build science content knowledge in life science, physical science, and Earth and space science with engaging literature and podcasts.
Lesson Planning Coach
Teachers learn the components of an effective science lesson and apply that knowledge to their own classrooms.
BONUS: Expert Mentorship and Community Collaboration
Virtual Science Coach members join our private online community where they engage with mentors who help teachers to apply the concepts they are learning to their specific curriculums and students.
Plus, teachers learn from content experts and practice newly acquired skills at monthly “STEM Collaboration” webinars.
HERE IS WHAT FELLOW EDUCATORS ARE SAYING:
The self-guided approach to professional development was also a breath of fresh air for this teacher who is always pressed for time! StarrMatica is a excellent resource that will provide teachers with deeper understanding of the NGSS standards as well as engage teachers in high yield teaching strategies that will bring about student success in a multitude of avenues.”
Abbie Guskey, K-5 STEM Lab Instructor, Kentucky
2018 KSTA Elementary Science Teacher of the Year
Lori Weseman, K-4 STEAM Instructor, Minnesota
Fifth Grade Teacher, Iowa
Julie Miner, Fifth Grade Teacher, Illinois
Amanda, Fifth Grade Teacher, Iowa
The way that the NGSS standards and performance expectations are broken down is very accessible and gives educators a way to work through their misconceptions and gain a better understanding of the NGSS and science lesson planning and applications.”
Dawn, STEAM Extension Outreach Coordinator, Iowa
Jaime Jaques, K-5 Teacher, Utah
Schedule your no-obligation personal online tour
to learn how the Virtual Science Coach can help you.
This is what you can expect:
Schedule Your Personal Online Tour
We’ll give you a personal online preview of the Virtual Science Coach and chat about about your needs.
Get A Personalized Plan for Your School
When you are ready, we’ll collaborate with you to create a custom implementation plan that works for your teachers.
Work Together Executing Your Plan
We’ll execute your easy to follow plan with you and monitor progress together.
Celebrate Your Transformation
We’ll celebrate your teachers becoming rock star science educators, your students excelling, & your school becoming an example to emulate!