TK-8 Science Textbook Adoption
2019-2020 School Year
November 5, 2019: Phase 1 teacher debrief for Elementary School Pilot
November 12, 2019: Phase 1 teacher debrief for Middle School Pilot
October 28-December 20, 2019: Phase 2 (pilot Foss in select TK-2 classrooms*, Twig in select 3-6 classrooms**, and STEMscopes in select middle school classrooms)
*TK-2 are also piloting Twig with a window until 1/17/20
**Grade 6 has a window extension into January due to Science Fair
December 19, 2019: Phase 2 teacher debrief for Middle School Pilot
January 16, 2020: Phase 2/3 teacher debrief for Elementary School Pilot
January 22, 2020: Decision and Deliberation for Middle School Pilot
February 6, 2020: Decision and Deliberation for Elementary School Pilot
Why the new standards (Next Generation Science Standards- NGSS)?
How can I get involved?
There will be a Science Instructional Materials Parent Night on 11/13/2019 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the district office.
Ask your child about what they are experiencing in their science classes. We hope to hear they are doing science (conducting investigations, designing solutions, discussing open-ended questions, etc.) rather than learning scientific facts (vocabulary, lecture, worksheets, step by step labs).
Fill out parent survey (look for an email that will be coming from your child's school near the end of each phase if your child is in a class that is piloting materials)