Professional Learning Community

The Amplify Science Instructional Leaders Community of Practice

The Amplify Science Instructional Leaders Community of Practice (ILCP) is a place for Amplify Science instructional coaches and science coordinators from districts across the country to connect with each other through zero-cost and primarily virtual events.

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What to expect from our ILCP events

Our virtual events are interactive, participant-centered meetings where you spend a good portion of the time in breakout rooms getting to know job-alike colleagues as you discuss your science leadership successes and challenges. The events include share-outs, panels, and opportunities to create working groups. Members of the group also meet up face to face at NSTA two times per year!

Facilitators

Sessions are facilitated by the professional learning leads from the team at The Lawrence Hall of Science who developed Amplify Science.

Learn more!

To learn more, watch this short screencast of information that was included in our ILCP Launch Event.

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Upcoming Events

The community gathers about once per month and you can join as your schedule allows — you don’t need to commit to attending the full series. Joining us for one of our upcoming gatherings provides you access to the resources and tools that community members have shared. 

Hour-long virtual gatherings

Join us on Zoom for these interactive sessions with your colleagues: 

  • Thursday, February 22nd from 9-10 am PT
  • Thursday, May 23rd from 9-10 am PT

Many valuable ideas and resources are shared in our gatherings, and joining us for one of our upcoming gatherings provides you access to what has been shared in previous gatherings. 

NSTA Denver happy hour

We plan to hold an in-person gathering at NSTA in Denver in March, 2024. A number of ILCP members met up at the NSTA in Kansas City in October, 2023 and had a wonderful time connecting “in real life”!

April Learning Event — Applying a systems lens in leading the implementation of Amplify Science

In addition to our one-hour gatherings, we will be holding a three-hour virtual Learning Event from 9 am-12 pm PT on Thursday, April 25th. We’ll spend this extended time together to reflect on what you’ve accomplished this school year and to identify areas of focus for the coming year. We will also be applying a systems lens to your Amplify Science implementation as you consider next steps in your leadership plans.

Amplify Science Instructional Leaders Facebook Group

Many (but not all) members of the community have also joined the Amplify Science Instructional Leaders Facebook Group; this is another place where you can ask and answer questions and share resources.

Join our community!

Support Provided By

The Lawrence Hall of Science University of California Berkeley
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