Science

The Science team in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is committed to providing high quality support to teachers and school leaders, students, and parents throughout the district. Through intentional and strategic planning, our goal is to help schools actualize the district’s vision for high-quality teaching and learning. 

To enact the vision of high-quality teaching and learning in science classrooms, students will be given the opportunity to do the following: 

  • Understand the “why” behind the science
  • Engage in 3-dimensional learning (Science & Engineering Practices, Cross Cutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas)
  • Shift from learning about to figuring it out
  • Ask questions of themselves, the work, and their peers

To enact the vision of high-quality teaching and learning in science classrooms, teachers will: 

  • Plan, construct, and execute 3-dimensional lessons
  • Encourage students to research and analyze empirical data in order to draw proper conclusions
  • Go beyond lecture and provide hands-on experiences
  • Allow students to grapple with data in order to form a conclusion

Teacher Resources- Click on the Curriculum Maps link found on the Curriculum & Instruction homepage

Parent Resources- Click on the Parent Resources link found on the Curriculum & Instruction homepage.

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