Would you like to give every child the opportunity for a bright future in STEM?
StarrMatica’s Virtual Science Coach is reinventing professional learning with “bite sized” coaching that empowers busy classroom teachers to become rockstar science educators.
We need more students inspired to choose STEM careers
for their future prosperity and ours.
Yet by eighth grade, almost half of students are no longer interested in STEM.
The MOST EFFECTIVE way to get students engaged in
STEM careers is to spark their interest in elementary school.
But science is not a priority in most K-5 classrooms.
Science time and resources are limited.
Teachers are OVERWHELMED.
The Missing Piece:
Professional learning 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 learning (PL) is scary. You have a limited amount of time for PL, and you often don’t see measurable results from your investment.
PL is expensive. Paying for travel, substitutes, and live trainings for every teacher in a district adds up quickly.
PL is disruptive. Teacher time away from the classroom impacts students.
PL is disjointed. Professional learning workshops are often about single topics, unrelated to one another, and inconsistent in their availability across a district.
PL 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 learning 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. Teacher turnover and the need for substitutes is a challenge. Pedagogy focused PL ensures everyone in your classrooms has 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.
Here’s why our coaching is so effective:
You can be confident that the Virtual Science Coach will help your teachers because our method is research-based and proven effective.
Our professional learning 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.
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!