Science Content Institutes

Moving grade levels as a teacher or changing content with new standards can be difficult work. Not only is it important for teachers to develop a depth of content knowledge, it is also important for teachers to understand how to teach that specific type of content in ways that will support student learning.Content Institutes provide teachers with an opportunity to dig into science content, consider the best approaches for teaching the specific content, become familiar with common misconceptions, and consider a specific component of disciplinary literacy within science. This summer, we are offering several 2-day and 3-day content institutes for teachers. 

Come join us for some science learning fun!

2024 Science Content Institute Schedule

8:00 am-4:00 pm each day


Waves - June 17-18, 2024 - Clinton, SC

Energy - June 19-21, 2024 - Liberty, SC

Waves - June 24-26, 2024 - Williamston, SC

Matter - July 1-2, 2024 - Clinton, SC

Energy - July 8-9, 2024 - Clinton, SC

Force & Motion - July 11-12, 2024 - Liberty, SC

Dynamic Earth - July 18-19, 2024 - Clinton, SC

Session Details & Logistics

  • Sessions will run 8:00 am - 4:00 pm with an hour for lunch each day.
  • Breakfast munchies and lunch will be provided.
  • Participants will receive a participant book for the session and resources to support their continued work and understanding.
  • Participants will dig into content understanding at an adult level during each institute with time to consider how they might design lessons for their own classroom.
  • Sessions will also include an emphasis on disciplinary literacy in reading, writing, and discourse.
  • All sessions will be limited and seats will fill quickly!
  • Please register by May 15, 2024 to secure you seat. If a session does not fill, it will be canceled with notification going out to registrants by May 16, 2024. Instructions will be provided on payment on May 16, 2024 as well (POs, Venmo, Paypal, and personal checks accepted).
      • 2 Day Session Cost - $500
      • 3 Day Session Cost - $650
      • Teachers from hosting districts receive a $50/day discount.
  • All sessions will be facilitated by Brooke A. Whitworth and/or Julianne A. Wenner.