Advancing Science and Math Teaching in Diverse Elementary Classrooms - Webinar

Advancing Science and Math Teaching in Diverse Elementary Classrooms: A Clinical Practice Model at San Francisco State University: This webinar will provide a case-study snapshot of a science- and math-focused elementary educator preparation program that addresses localized problems of practice through a strong clinical partnership. Key aspects of the program to be highlighted include—

  • Defining the problem of practice that prompted this program’s development
  • Creating a pipeline for recruiting teacher candidates through meaningful, supported clinical experiences
  • Designing and implementing scaffolded early clinical practice experiences within an inquiry environment to develop an interest and proficiency in science education
  • Co-constructing science learning experiences with mentor teachers in partner schools to support professional development and mastery in teaching elementary science and math
  • Developing pedagogical approaches that tie science and math learning in the classroom to the local community and the needs of diverse populations of learners

Additional information about the webinar series and future topics can be found here:

Presenters: Stephanie Sisk-Hilton ( Timothy L Weekes (

Moderator: Amanda Lester (