According to the New Lenox Patch, more than 50 science teachers from Lincoln-Way High School District 210 and area elementary and middle school districts recently came together to continue their work to realign science curriculum to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This is the final in a series of workshops that is transforming science curriculum with a focus around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The realigned curriculum will be implemented by the fall of 2016.
“Schools across the country are making a shift in how science is taught to give students more critical thinking and problem-solving skills now required in STEM-based career fields,” said Tim Reilly, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum.
“You don’t see this kind of unified curriculum-writing in most communities,” said Reilly. “We are fortunate to have such dedicated science teachers who are working together to ensure that our vision for science is implemented progressively across classrooms from kindergarten to high school.”
Click here to read the story in the New Lenox (IL) Patch (April 21, 2015)