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Abstract Title: QUEST: Quality Elementary Science Teaching
Abstract: Quality Elementary Science Teaching (QUEST), a unique professional development program designed for K-6 teachers and special educators that focuses on both content and pedagogy. The program incorporates the 5E instructional model, seamless assessment, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as its key components for training K-6 classroom teachers to address physical science concepts in their curriculum.

Participants in QUEST learn content and pedagogical techniques during the first week of the summer institute, then implement what they learned by working with students during the second week. During the academic year, the program supports teachers through follow up sessions and classroom visits by QUEST staff to help them successfully implement what they learned in their actual classrooms. The program also has an online component for support where the teachers can share their experiences with fellow participants and staff.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Dr. Deborah L. Hanuscin
Assistant Professor, University of Missouri Columbia, MO
MU science education Center 303 Townsend Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65203
and Co-Presenter(s)
1. Delinda van Garderen  Assistant Professor, University of Missouri Columbia, MO
2. Deepika Menon  Graduate Student, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO