The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
The Lawrence is getting ready to re-open. We’ll see you on October 30th!
For over 50 years, The Lawrence Hall of Science has been at the forefront of science education.
On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
Reflecting on Practice (RoP) is a professional learning program designed to build participants’ understanding of best practices for teaching in informal learning environments. RoP is devised for institutions to implement it with their own staff and volunteers, at their own pace. The Research Group has served as an evaluation partner to RoP since 2011.
We are currently conducting an evaluation study, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF AISL 1612515), to examine how best to disseminate RoP via two coaching workshop models: either two– to three-day coaching workshops that take place in person, or “blended” coaching workshops combined with a one-day in-person meeting that subsequently takes place online. The evaluation considers which factors are required for an institution to implement RoP.