About The Science Teacher Tribe
Is the Science Teacher Tribe right for you?
1. What are the benefits of joining the iExploreScience Teacher Tribe membership?
The iExploreScience Teacher Tribe community will save you time and headache trying to understand and implement the Next Generation Science Standards on your own. The NGSS Your Science Class course, which is included at all membership levels, is designed to walk you through developing your classroom curriculum from the topics and performance expectations you have been assigned to teach. The course will guide you through developing engaging, coherent units of instruction that improve student understanding, motivation, and ownership of the learning. It will help you use formative assessment to guide instruction without reinventing the wheel, build science and engineering skills and abilities in each of your students, and meet the needs of all learners in your classroom.
On top of that, you get access to a growing library of additional self-guided workshops and study courses, as well as NGSS-aligned resources to use in their entirety or as a model for your own classroom material.
Even better, get personalized support via weekly academic coaching meetings. Submit lesson plans, resource requests, and questions by email for expert feedback, and lastly, become a part of a community of teachers dedicated to NGSS-aligned instruction. We are here to help you, providing support, guidance, and sometimes just a listening ear.
2. How does the NGSS Your Science Class work?
NGSS Your Science Class is a self-paced course, so learning occurs on your timeline. Each module includes a series of videos and a workbook to guide you through the process. Audio-only versions are also available. You also have opportunities to ask questions in our private Facebook group and chat "in person" during our weekly academic coaching meetings.
Lastly, as a member of the course, you can request feedback on your own curriculum, instructional materials, and strategies from instructors who know these standards.
3. What types of resources are included in the membership?
The short answer is A VARIETY! The library is still small, but we are posting new resources regularly. These range from teacher tools (like Science Starter templates, Claim Evidence Reasoning rubrics, and curriculum reflection worksheets) to ready-to-go classroom activities (like the Light Waves Stations Lab, Biome In A Box Project, and Earthquake Analysis activity). We are also adding three-dimensional assessments that you can use at the end of a unit that are fully aligned to the standards and include all necessary materials -- task sheets, organizers, and rubrics.
4. Can I work with you individually?
Yes! The Annual Teacher PLUS membership includes two hours of personal coaching each month. If you find you need additional help developing your curriculum, planning your units and lessons, or developing assessments, I can work with you one-on-one to get the job done.
5. What if I have more questions about the course or resources?
Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I want all of your questions!
6. Do you accept school purchase orders?
Yes! Please contact me at email@example.com to request an estimate.
7. What is your cancellation policy?
You can cancel your membership at any time. To cancel any future payments, submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours prior to the payment processing date. See our full Terms and Conditions here.