to increase student engagement, authentic interest in science, and teach the inquiry skills inherent to science as a discipline


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You’ve been wanting to step away from your whiteboard and include more active learning in your science classroom.

In your research, you’ve learned that . . .

You could spend 100 hours recording videos to flip your classroom so that you have time to lead more hands-on activities …

❌ BUT, there’s no assurance your students will watch them to acquire the prior knowledge they might need to complete your activities.

❌ AND, if they do, it’s not likely that the fact-oriented videos will help your students apply that knowledge to the activity you’ve planned.

You run the risk of students feeling more lost and less supported.

You could print and distribute interactive notebooks for each unit to keep students doing *something* while they following along with your presentation …

❌ BUT, the “interactive” part of those notebooks quickly turns science class into art class with all the page-folding and coloring that’s required.

❌ AND, your students could just end up doing more busy work to copy what you say so they can recall it for a quiz or test on another day.

You run the risk of students becoming more distracted by the task than engaged in the task.

You could perform cool demonstrations to encourage more discussions …

❌ BUT, the phenomena students see can only be observed at the surface level and discussion always just leads back to your lecture.

You run the risk of students note even offering up suggestions for what they think is happening because getting the “right answer” feels so impossible.

The prep work you’d have to put into any of these approaches would be exhausting!

And, every single one of these methods still leans on lecture.

The pressure is on you to transfer knowledge to your students.

Did you know?!

That’s not even a thing.

It’s not how learning happens.

Our brains aren’t wired that way.


you could support students as they seek out the answers to questions themselves.

When you do, you can expect that your students will …

make detailed observations.

identify evidence to support arguments.

analyze outcomes to uncover the core ideas and cross-cutting concepts of the lesson.

write to communicate their ideas.

practice supporting and teaching one another.

receive personalized attention from you.

It even makes your job easier, because …

Learning is directly connected to the activities you'll create ...

so students will score high on assessments

Preparing those activities is FUN (!) ...

allowing you to flex your creativity and content area expertise.

Classroom management takes care of itself ...

students are engaged by clear goals they use to monitor their own performance and you are available to connect with each of them.

The social-emotional aspects of learning play a more prominent role ...

making you less of an authority and more of a mentor.

Hi, there!  I’m Lisa, a second-career chemistry teacher for an online cyber school that serves a high population of at-risk students who are largely not college-bound.

In 2020, I completely transformed the culture of my classroom to increase student engagement while enhancing content rigor and magnifying my own purpose to feel more fulfilled and content in my career.


When I was hired as an online, distance learning science teacher, there were no obvious options for creating “hands on” activities for students.

Over 9 years, I reworked by plans to make lectures more interested or more accessible … I tried to be innovative!

📹  I “flipped” my classroom.

🖍️  I assigned doodle notes for students to complete.

🔥  I performed exciting demonstrations.




Just think back on your own 2020 teaching experience to set the scene!

At that point, I realized three things that have completely changed my outlook on teaching science and were necessary for me to become truly innovative in my approach:

I’d have to take risks and let go of the status-quo.

I’d have to overcome the inherent obstacles of my learning environment.

I’d have to provide opportunities for students to learn by investigating scenarios to uncover new knowledge for themselves.

Now I get the results I struggled for so long to achieve:

🧪  EVERYDAY, 80% of my at-risk, non-college-bound online chemistry students participate in a lesson activity where they practice scientific method skills that they’ll use long after they graduate.


💬  EVERYDAY, I’m excited at the opportunity to meet with each group of students because the role I adopt with each group and each student is so different.


🧠  EVERYDAY, students engage and make decisions about how to use the unique feedback, guidance, and support I provide to each of them.

The best part is knowing I’m contributing to a foundation for their future.

I started by including technology-based learning activities in my lessons and providing clear learning objectives alongside them.

Now, I’m sharing the exact steps I use to create these types of activities …

and the mentor mindset that’s necessary to empower students to take ownership of their learning …

so that they can experience science as a practice instead of just as a collection of facts …

and you can go home feeling fulfilled in your mission to teach students how to think instead of what to think.

Welcome to the…

Add inquiry-based activities into every lesson using free technology resources and deliver them with student-centered ideals in mind to nurture meaningful relationships and help students develop fond feelings for science.

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i’ll guide you

from planet lecture to planet practice

making three stops along the way

DEFINE Learning Outcomes

Adopt the use of Learning Intentions and Success Criteria to present content goals for clarity and a tool for self-reflection.

​Include both activity-based success criteria and assessment-based success criteria in the list you provide to students.

DESIGN Technology-Based Learning Experiences

Prepare detailed Task Instructions and Artifact Outlines in a way that will enable the core idea of a lesson to be revealed through the careful use and consideration of the cross-cutting concepts of science.

DIRECT Student-Centered Learning

Mentor students to mastery by being mindful of student-centered strategies for lesson delivery and ongoing support.

Align the plan for execution, considering things like timing and the social-emotional aspects of learning.

When you join The Active Learning Laboratory …

When you join

The Active Learning Laboratory …

You get the training and tools to step away from that whiteboard with confidence!

You’ll get instant access to:

  • on-demand video trainings that guide you, step-by-step, through the process of defining lesson outcomes, designing learning activities, and directing student-centered learning


  • worksheets, guides, and organizers to help you write clear learning objectives, find technology resources online, create meaningful activities that allow discovery, and implement classroom norms that reinforce growth mindset


  • access to a private community for accountability, connection, and support


  • new professional development trainings and tools added regularly

Opt-in confidently at a low $7/month cost and a low-risk, 7-day money-back guarantee!

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s inside.

Get instant access to

15 training videos spanning all three stops along the Flightplan toward Planet Practice

printable tools, guides, checklists, cheat sheets, and ebooks to support implementation of the trainings

Inventory of Needs Worksheet

Link Library & Walkthrough Workshop

Deconstructing Any Standards Worksheet

Learning Intentions Template

Success Criteria Template

Task Instruction & Artifact Outline Checklists & Cheat Sheet

Activity Alignment Journal

Preparing Ourselves & Our Classrooms Journal

Active Learning Lesson Plan Components Workbook

Inquiry & Action Workbook

Active Learning Lesson Plan Template

Student Activity Tracker


more trainings and tools are added all the time!

Unlock Your Science Teacher Superpower! Workbook

Finding Fulfillment Journal for

Science Teachers

Classroom Management Companion Playbook

Super Science Stickers (UPRINT)

& Google Sheet Tracker

Evidence vs. Inference

High Res Poster

& Student Guide (UPRINT)

Claim-Evidence-Reasoning Student Guide

Cross-Cutting Concepts Teacher & Student

Quick Reference Cards

Graphic Organizer Bundle


30 Days of Intentional Instruction

Digital PAGE-A-DAY Calendar

Unlocking The Power of Constructivism E-Book

Success Criteria Trackers for Student Use

BookWidgets Blast Off!

An Ed-Tech Case Study


“Determine A Guiding Purpose” is a guided reflection video series focused on


taking an inventory of our current practice


reframing what we understand our most effective role in the classroom is


creating new goals



13 interactive science lessons prepared as editable PowerPoint files that include all five critical lesson plan components for use in your classroom or as examples of outcomes of this lesson planning approach


Why Study Chemistry In High School


The Scientific Method


Basic Chemistry Terminology


How The Periodic Table Is Organized


Physical and Chemical Properties


Mass, Volume, Density


States of Matter & Particle Motion


Forces of Attraction




Direction of Heat Flow & Phase Changes


Physical and Chemical Change


Chemical Reactions & Equations


Laws of Conservation


Unit Review


a GoodNotes -compatible, fully-linked digital curriculum planner with student activity tracking sheets, lesson plan templates, and a how-to video tour


annual calendar


monthly calendars


weekly calendars


daily lesson plan summary space


daily student activity trackers


all elements linked when used as a pdf or on a tablet



connect with other like-minded teachers trying to achieve similar goals


share your successes for others' benefit


share your challenges to get new ideas and suggestions


get your questions answered within 24 hrs, Monday-Friday

I am totally convinced that the tools I’ve shared with teachers in this program will allow them to easily create inquiry-based, student-centered activities using free technology for most lessons in their curricula because these are the exact strategies I use to create them for mine!

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You Bet!

Use a technology-driven, inquiry-based activity for JUST ONE CLASS PERIOD and your students might react like mine do regularly:

Then, by the time Teacher Appreciation Week rolls around, you’ll have acquired enough kudos to create a nice, little SMILE FILE that will keep you motivated to get through the rest of the school year and inspire you to make more magic happen next year!

If and when you survey your students throughout the year, they’ll provide undeniable proof (as mine have for years) that your best efforts are paying dividends.

Lesson activities are meaningful to student understanding.

Lesson activities present a comfortable challenge.

Lesson activities provide a sense of collaboration, even when students don't work directly together to complete tasks.

Their teacher is available to accomodate their diverse, individual learning needs.

Their teacher is available to support their success by providing prompt, real-time feedback.

This program was created for two types of middle and high school teachers:

the science teacher who wants to empower students to take ownership of their own learning and actively mentor them in that effort but doesn’t know where to begin

the science teacher who feels stuck, bored, and longs for deeper fulfillment in their career, who desires to shift from lecturing everyday to leading lab everyday

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You don’t need to flip your classroom, purchase a bunch of coloring books or doodle notes, or perform demonstrations to become a student-centered science teacher with classrooms full of engaged students who demonstrate mastery of both science content and science skills.

Armed with interactive science activities built with free technology apps and delivered using student-centered instructional strategies, you will become a teacher one who is available to support students as they seek answers through observation to make informed decisions based on evidence.

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Maybe, right now, you’re telling yourself …

“Professional development is great at telling me what to do but never shows me how to do it!”

“I’ve already tried so many things that didn’t help.”

Or, you’re asking yourself …

“Why do I need this?”

“Can I figure it out on my own?”


This program will help you flip the switch from leading lecture everyday to leading lab-like activities everyday.

This program will provide you with the accountability, practice, and feedback you need to become an even better science teacher that creates outstanding results.

This program doesn't only offer theory and knowledge, it also provides you with action-oriented templates, guides, and checklists that you will use to achieve your goals.

This program connects you to a supportive community of like-minded science teachers on the same journey.

This opportunity presents NO RISK, because there's a 7-day, money-back guarantee, AND you can cancel anytime.

This program costs less than a stop at your favorite coffee shop and leaves you with a personal reward that is so much richer!

The potential outcomes of this program could change your whole outlook on this career, from feeling burned-out, ineffective, and frustrated to feeling true happiness from fulfilling the bigger mission of nurturing lasting relationships with those you seek to inspire and leaving a legacy for the next generation.

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I swear by the strategies I teach in this professional development program because they transformed the culture of my classroom immediately.

Go from being bored with the Lecture Hall Lullaby you sing everyday in your classroom …

to mentoring individual students as they work in a focused way to solve problems, answer questions, and uncover core ideas and the cross-cutting concepts of science.

Stop feeling confused and frustrated about how to serve students who struggle.

Instead, adopt active, student-centered instructional strategies that empower your students to take ownership of their learning and experience science as practice so that you are available to determine and support their unique, individual needs as they progress towards content mastery.

Stop bottling up those emotions in the name of positive attitudes and service to others.

Instead, get support, feedback, accountability, networking/partnership, and practice opportunities in our amazing, members-only community.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am a new science teacher, and I’m just getting started.  Will this work for me?

A: Yes, most of the content and tools could help any teacher of any content begin incorporating student-centered elements into their instructional practice.  About one-third of the content is designed to exclusively support teachers of middle and secondary science content.

Q: I’ve been teaching for years.  How helpful will this program really be for me?

A: This program includes the exact process I used as I prepared to transition my online science classroom to a student-centered culture with active learning practices … and that was after 9 years of using the traditional, lecture-lab format!  If you know what you want but you don’t how to realize that, this program will be very help to begin the process of change.

Q: I’m teaching multiple preps this year and don’t have time to write all new lessons.  Will this work for me?

A: YES!  This program helps you to imagine an entirely new dynamic in your classroom.  Aside from lesson planning, you’ll learn delivery strategies, assessment strategies, and soft skills you can implement in the context of your current curriculum right away.

 Q: Can I wait and join later?

A: Yes, but this specific offer is only available for a limited.time.  While the program will be always open for enrollment, this specific combination of tools and bonuses may not be available in future offers.

Q: How much support is included?

A: When you drop your question in the members-only community feed or send it specifically to me in the live chat, you can expect a written answer from me within 24 hours, Monday-Friday!

Q: When will I get access?

A: You will recieve an email with all the details immediately after your purchase and should be able to begin watching the on-demand video trainings and downloading the tools right away.

Q: Can I cancel my membership?

A: Yes, you can manage your account from within the membership space to cancel anytime.

Q: What if I get into the space and find the program is really not for me?

A: Within the first 7 days of your purchase, you can email to request your money back and ensure you will not be charged again.

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