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Explore Before Explain: A Practical and Fun Approach Towards NGSS

  • 15 Jun 2020
  • 16 Jun 2020
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Explore Before Explain: A Practical and Fun Approach Towards NGSS

Program Description

Use a simple yet powerful approach:  Explore-Before-Explain to prepare you for the new science standards.  We’ll explore ways to sequence instruction that promotes long-lasting understanding for your students. This course shows you how simple shifts in the way you arrange and combine activities will help students construct knowledge, while allowing you to prepare for the revised NGSS-based Colorado Science Standards and put them into practice. 

NOTE: This is a repeat of last year's summer course with a few new additional ideas. 


Upper Elementary

Date and Time

June 15 & 16, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

About the Instructor

Patrick Brown, PhD, is the Executive Director of STEM and Career Education for the Fort Zumwalt School District in O’Fallon, Missouri. He has a range of educational experiences and has taught elementary, middle and high school science classes as well as undergraduate and graduate courses for teachers. Dr. Brown has received awards for his methods course teaching such as the Lambda Chi Alpha Professor of the Year and the Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Education at the University of Missouri–Columbia. His area of research deals with strategies for enhancing science literacy and teacher professional development. He has several publications that appear as journal articles, book chapters, and books and he has given many presentations at the regional, national, and international level.


Cost:  $200

Credit option:  additional $50  (1.0 credits)

Group Size

30 educators

Special Requirements

Children cannot be accommodated in Teachers Professional Development Programs; no exceptions. Participants who arrive with children will not be admitted to the program.

Registration Information

Registration is required. Click the "Book Now" button or call 303.370.6000. Registration closes three days prior to the start date of the program. For questions regarding this course, please e-mail teacherprograms@dmns.org.


All programs require payment at time of registration. All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.

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