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Amplify Science: Program hub
Amplify Science: Program hub

What's on the Program Hub and how do I get to it?

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The Program Hub is accessible from the Global Navigation menu and features remote learning resources, training videos, and hands-on investigation videos. Want a full tour? Check out the video here.

How to access the Program Hub

What’s on the Program Hub

Professional Learning resources

This section features a pathway of self-paced learning videos focused on providing a basic overview of how to get started with the Amplify Science program. These can also be a helpful refresher for existing users.

Remote and hybrid learning resources

This section is where you'll find all of the Amplify Science On-demand resources, which include On-demand Units and On-demand Videos. There are also videos to orient yourself to the On-demand materials, as well as resources you can use for caregiver support.

On-demand Units

The On-demand Units are modified versions of existing Amplify Science units. They feature key activities from the unit that have been optimized for remote learning, all while taking approximately 50% less instructional time compared to the original Amplify Science unit. Each On-demand Unit includes:

  • Teacher Overview (digital or hybrid resource for teachers): These unit-specific overviews provide general information for each unit and include suggestions for pacing, tips for adjusting instructional time, instructional routines that should be planned for, and recommendations for chapter- and lesson-level modifications.

  • Family Overview (digital or hybrid resource for families): These letters introduce the unit’s phenomenon and provide an overview of the big ideas and activities.

  • Student materials (digital or hybrid resource for students): Available in both PDF or Google formats, the student materials contain student-facing instruction and work pages that allow students to work synchronously or asynchronously.

The On-demand Unit Family Overviews and the student materials are available in both English and Spanish.

To access On-demand Units from the Program Hub:

On-demand Videos

Amplify Science On-demand Videos are recordings of real Amplify Science teachers teaching the lessons in Amplify Science units. If you are unable to meet synchronously with your students, the recorded lessons are a great way to keep your students on track and engaged with Amplify Science while at home. If you prefer that your students see and hear you, the On-demand Videos provide a model from which you can get ideas for creating your own videos. These videos are also great for professional development, supporting flipped classroom learning, and reinforcing learning for students who would benefit from hearing lesson content more than once.

To access On-demand Videos from the Program Hub:

  1. Click the Remote and hybrid learning resources box.

  2. Click the Grade-level resources link, and select your grade.

  3. Select the unit, and click the On-demand Videos tab.

Hands-on Investigations Videos

Since students would be unable to conduct hands-on activities on their own remotely (or even together once back in the classroom, in some cases), you have access to videos for all the hands-on activities in your grade level’s units. Video links can be sent to students directly or shown in class.

To access Hands-on Investigations Videos from the Program Hub:

  1. Click the Remote and hybrid learning resources box.

  2. Click the Grade-level resources, link and select your grade.

  3. Select the unit, and click the Hands-on investigations videos tab.

Read-Aloud Videos

A speaker feature is embedded within the digital versions of the student books (which you can access via the student apps page), but the Program Hub also offers a YouTube playlist of the books being read aloud by an adult.

Additional unit materials

This section provides some materials that you can choose to use in conjunction with the units you’re teaching. These include Unit Extensions and videos of book read-alouds (TK–5) and hands-on investigations (K–8) from the units.

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