Book Study: 5 Practices for Orchestrating Task-Based Discussions in Science

Posted on September 6, 2023 in Upcoming Event

 Join a book study this fall based on “5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Talk-Based Discussions in Science”. 

Earn a stipend and up to 14 SCECHs while working with other area educators to learn how to implement high-cognitive demand tasks that promote using student work to engage in productive and meaningful classroom discussions with the 5 Practices model.

The book study will meet virtually in Google Meet, for six one-hour sessions (4:30-5:30 EST) and a ninety-minute post-implementation session:

  • September 19, 2023 Introduction & Chapter 1
  • September 26, 2023 Chapter 2
  • October 3, 2023 Chapter 3
  • October 10, 2023 Chapter 4
  • October 17, 2023 Chapters 5 & 6
  • October 24, 2023 Chapter 7 and next steps
  • December 5, 2023 Optional Help Session
  • February 6, 2024 Post Implementation Meeting

After completing the book study, participants will implement what they have learned in their classrooms. 

For more information, contact Emily Geiger at

This work is partially funded through a MiSTEM Network grant through the Michigan Department of Education and through a MTU grant awarded through NSF’s Noyce Funding.