OUSD STEM April Newsletter

April 2019

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NGSS Elementary Tree Map

This new NGSS map captures the domains and DCIs of the standards. Thanks to Dee Petersen for her work on this.


Link to map

STEM (Engineering) Challenge: April Ocean Challenge

NGSS K-2 and 3-5 Engineering Design PE Cards

These cards will help facilitate engineering challenges.

Elementary Science Adoption Pilot News

Our STEM Leads and Adoption Committee has gone through a rigorous screening process to select two publishers to pilot in Spring of 2019.


Amplify and McGraw-Hill


Your site STEM Leads will be piloting each curriculum during the months of April and May.


Publishers will present at your site's district PD day in May.


Site STEM Leads will display materials in the teachers' lounge near the end of May and share grade level presentations the beginning of June.


Feel free to reach out to your STEM Leads or Dana Encheff or Laura Kresl for more information!

Community Science Night Recap

This year over 2,800 students, parents, teachers, and community members joined OUSD at our Community Science Night. Thanks to all who were involved in making this a special night for our students and their families.

TGR STEM Summer Camp--Free for teachers!

Spotlight on STEM Resources

NGSS Online Modules

You can access all the Crosscutting Concept, Science and Engineering, and Disciplinary Core Idea posters in this shared Google folder, including the NGSS Performance Expectation cards.


https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uAnA9UpMvNWWjiiM3Ut9nwHCUULjjHaR