Center for Mathematics and Science Education

The University of Mississippi

Using Essential Questions to Unpack the Science Standards:
Grades 3-5

Workshop Description

In this session, participants will discover how essential questions can effectively guide instructional planning.  We will unpack the 2018 Mississippi Career- and College-Readiness Standards for Science and identify instructional activities that purposefully answer essential questions designed to actively engage students in thinking about their own learning. 

This session will be offered three times in different locations throughout the state in January.  We hope you can join us! 

Workshop Details

Grade band: 3rd – 5th 

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, one-hour lunch break

Registration fee: $125 per participant; includes materials and 0.6 CEUs

Registration deadline: January 20, 2020

Ocean Springs 

January 27, 2020

Ocean Springs School District Office Board Room

Ocean Springs, MS



The Greenville session has been cancelled. Please register for either the Ocean Springs or Oxford session.


January 31, 2020

Jackson Avenue Center

Oxford, MS



Dr. Whitney Jackson joined the Center for Mathematics and Science Education in 2018 as the Science Professional Development Coordinator. After graduating from Mississippi College, Dr. Jackson taught at Raymond Elementary School in Hinds County. More recently, she taught a mix of science and language arts to middle schoolers at North Pontotoc.  As a CMSE graduate research fellow, Dr. Jackson also led professional development sessions both locally and nationally.