Teacher Resources

Throughout Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the RISE program, several items were co-created to support units that the RISE teachers implemented in their curriculum.  These resources include classroom postings, classroom experiences, teacher application resources and more.  All of the resources shared here are for you to use or to inspire you to create other items that will connect, deepen and extend children’s learning.

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RISE Tools for Teachers

This little boy is excited to complete his HSC Activity Sheet about fruits and vegetables he eats at home.  This information then allows his teacher to  make connections to her curriculum.

Co-Constructing Activity Sheet

These 4 questions provide an opportunity to consider how you will integrate HSC and STE in your upcoming curriculum.  Collaborating with co-teachers and families strengthens the richness.

Frameworks in Action

To more clearly understand the science frameworks and what each disciplinary core idea, cross cutting concept and science and engineering practice might look like in an early childhood classroom, this resource combines information from Massachusetts frameworks, Massachusetts Early Education and Care Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences and Next Generation Science Standards to provide examples.

Home to School Sorting Activity

Is this activity Home to School or School to Home?  Could it be both?  This sorting activity reference helps you to reflect on a number of experiences to offer you insight into which and why they are actually Home to School or School to Home.

Intentional Planning Sheet

The Intentional Planning sheet provides guidance in planning an experience and consider key details to assure a rich STE and HSC.

STE Question Placards

Asking good questions will support children to problem solve and think more deeply about a concept. There are actually 6 types of questions that support strong STE learning.  Remembering these types of questions in the moment takes practice.  In the meantime, this visual is great to place around your classroom to support your questioning during experiences with children.

What is Inquiry Based Science?

Inquiry-based science allows children to become an active participant in their own learning.  Under the umbrella of inquiry, there are 3 ways to engage children to assure appropriate learning goals are supported as well as challenging children appropriately. This handout provides insight into understanding the value in each type of inquiry; open, guided and structured.