Invitations to Inquiry with FieldScope


Invitations to Inquiry with FieldScope

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Invitations to Inquiry with FieldScope

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BSCS Science Learning is offering free professional learning for PD Facilitators with our new Invitations to Inquiry with FieldScope lesson materials, which get students working with real-world data from citizen science projects using FieldScope.

Invitations to Inquiry with FieldScope are 2-4 class period environmental science instructional materials that provide educators and students an initial experience with asking and answering questions using environmental community and citizen science (CCS) data. They are also designed to support educators and students in sensemaking using scientific data, progress toward the NGSS practices of analyzing and interpreting data, and constructing explanations.

The facilitator training is focused on helping facilitators get familiar with the Invitations and FieldScope platform and preparing each facilitator to work with educators in their settings. By participating in this opportunity, we would expect each facilitator to reach out and work with another ten educators by offering additional professional learning.


The facilitator training is 4 hours total, across two live Zoom sessions one week apart. 

  • Session 1: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, from 3 to 5 ET (12-2 PT). The focus of this session is on getting familiar with the program, the design of the Invitations, and the FieldScope platform. 
  • Session 2: Wednesday, February 2, 2022, from 3 to 5 ET (12-2 PT). This session focuses on digging deeper into one Invitation and then facilitating additional sessions with ten educators. 

Each facilitator that attends the sessions and reaches at least five additional educators will be paid a $400 honorarium. There are only 15 spots available, so sign up today!