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Teacher/Leader Quality Partnerships
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Teacher/Leader Quality Partnerships: Best Practices in Education Institute


The Best Practices in Education Institute (BPEI) combines Pre-K to 5th grade teachers with math education specialists, curriculum designers, scientists and community educators to focus on innovative techniques to teach across disciplines. Teachers exchange ideas, classroom experiences and explore best practices during class, afterschool or on Saturdays. Presenters review classroom-tested activities that further engage students in math, science and technology. The Best Practices in Education Institute is also a time for teachers and administrators to network and collaborate. Topics have included the following:

  • Contemporary Science Education Topics
  • The Socratic Seminar
  • Big Ideas That Students Carry with Them
  • Learning Targets
  • Instructional Rounds at a Glance
  • Frameworks for Effective Instruction
  • Inquiry-Based Science
  • Lesson Planning and Planning for the Lesson
  • Theory of Action
  • Science in the 21st Century
  • Science Resources in your Backyard
  • Math Games
  • The Math You Never Learned
  • Problem Based Learning

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