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Professional Development

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At SCALE Science, we focus on building educator capacity by providing professional development aligned to our research-based framework of curriculum and assessment. We work with districts and projects around the globe to create engaging, rigorous, and timely support to meet the particular needs of your teachers, teacher-leaders, and students.  We conduct both small and large-scale opportunities that range from one day to two weeks.  

Professional Development Opportunities


We provide a framework, including instructional supports, for an NGSS-designed, project-based curriculum with embedded performance assessments. Below are two options for professional development around curriculum:

  • Provide teachers with middle school curriculum designed by SCALE, as well as instructional support to help them adapt and implement the curriculum.
  • Guide teachers through the process of creating their own curriculum for any grade within SCALE’s framework.


We developed a series of free hybrid online/face-to-face courses to support teams of educators in using our toolkit for developing and using 3-dimensional performance assessments. There are two different ways you can use these courses:

  • The courses were designed to be facilitated and used by a team or teams of teachers and adminstrators in a district. Facilitation guides and all other materials needed for the courses are included within the course.
  • We also offer varying levels of coaching around the courses. We can facilitate, coach a facilitator, and/or provide expert feedback and reviews throughout the learning process.

If you are interested in professional development on SCALE curriculum or assessment materials, download our flyer, and please contact us.

Students in a combined fourth- and fifth-grade class work together on a poster about the Lunar New Year.