Lauren Bowers

Lauren Bowers

Lauren Bowers is a high school science teacher and has most recently shifted into the role of a K-12 science instructional coach. In the classroom, her passion is providing a space for students to explore science three-dimensionally through inquiry with the necessary scaffolding that will allow them to collaboratively dig deep into the learning pit. During this unique time of education, Lauren has had the opportunity to teach a few classes at the high school level, while also serving as a guest science teacher in elementary school synchronous sessions. Her focus has been on appreciating the opportunities that virtual learning provides while not compromising the quality of learning that happens in a brick and mortar setting. As a first-generation college graduate, she holds a BSEd from Baylor University, a MAEd in Secondary Science Education from The University of Nebraska, and is pursuing her PhD in STEM Education at the University of Idaho.

"Lauren has been a leader in her region and around the world. I attended one of Lauren’s workshops on NGSS at the Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA) conference and was very impressed. She authentically engaged us as participants in the practices of science and engineering. I co-presented with Lauren this spring in a Zoom workshop with science teachers around the world. Her work around cognitive load theory and her use of anchor charts is especially relevant now." -Paul Andersen

Lauren's Workshops

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

NGSS for Leaders - Lauren Bowers & Paul Andersen

This Zoom conference will focus on strategies leaders can use to support science teaching and learning at their school.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Teaching Science Remotely: Navigating the Nitty Gritty - Lauren Bowers

In this three-hour workshop, science teachers will explore ways to maximize student learning remotely in an inquiry-based science classroom. Teachers will learn strategies that they can use immediately.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Teaching Science Remotely: Building Community In Your Online Classroom on Day One of School - Lauren Bowers

Teaching remotely might present some challenges in building community in the classroom, however this is something that can’t be ignored. In this session, teachers will experience meaningful ways to create a sense of community in their virtual classroom while engaging in an introduction to the science and engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts of NGSS. The experience will be a model of how day one of school might look in a virtual setting.

Saturday, September 5, 2020 (11am-12pm EDT)

Seminar Series: Reimagining Science Learning (Part 1: Hybrid/Blended Models)

Is your school using a hybrid or blended model of learning? Come together with educators to share best practices and glean from each other tips and tricks to make your transition to this model a positive experience. This workshop will be structured in a way that participants are collaborating and learning from each other through multiple variations of breakouts and very little whole-group time. The seminar is free to attend and is has a limited capacity. Please register to attend.

Saturday, September 19, 2020 (11am-12pm EDT)

Seminar Series: Reimagining Science Learning (Part 2: Fully Remote Model)

Is your school using a fully remote model of learning? Come together with educators to share best practices and glean from each other tips and tricks to make your transition to this model a positive experience. This workshop will be structured in a way that participants are collaborating and learning from each other through multiple variations of breakouts and very little whole-group time. The seminar is free to attend and is has a limited capacity. Please register to attend.

Saturday, October 3, 2020 (11am-12pm EDT)

Seminar Series: Reimagining Science Learning (Part 3: Brick & Mortar Model)

Is your school using a brick & mortar model of learning during a time of socially distancing? Come together with educators to share best practices and glean from each other tips and tricks to make your transition to this model a positive experience. This workshop will be structured in a way that participants are collaborating and learning from each other through multiple variations of breakouts and very little whole-group time. The seminar is free to attend and is has a limited capacity. Please register to attend.

Date TBD

Math & Science: Integrating The Practices

Join us as we dive into a crosswalk of the Common Core Math Practices and the Next Generation Science Standards Science & Engineering Practices. The purpose of this time is to integrate the math and science instructional approaches together to support student learning by making practical connections between the disciplines.

Registration will open when a date has been determined.