Big Deal Media

K-12 Technology
openscied.org

Nov 15, 2021 2021-11-15

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Equitable Science Learning for Underrepresented Students

The goal of OpenSciEd is to ensure that science teachers anywhere can access and download freely available, high-quality, locally adaptable full-course materials that support equitable science learning. OpenSciEd provides teachers the materials and support to get all students excited and curious about the world around them and confident in their ability to shape it through questioning, investigating, and solving problems. The materials carry a creative commons license, which helps foster equal access to excellent, flexible materials that teachers can customize and adapt to meet the needs of their students. The work of OpenSciEd is guided by the vision for science literacy described in the Next Generation Science Standards.

The OpenSciEd Instructional Model uses a storyline approach—a logical sequence of lessons motivated by students’ questions that arise from students’ interactions with phenomena. Each OpenSciEd unit undergoes an 18-month development process that includes external reviews, a robust field test, and revisions. After materials are evaluated by NextGenScience’s EQuIP Peer Review Panel and have received a quality rating, OpenSciEd makes those units freely available. Recently released units include Earth in Space (How are we connected to the patterns we see in the sky and space?), Plate Tectonics & Rock Cycling (What causes Earth’s surface to change?), and Ecosystems Dynamics (How does changing an ecosystem affect what lives there?).

Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Science Underserved Populations STEM • STEAM • STREAM Educational Technology

SHARE: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email

RELATED CONTENT

BROWSE TOPICS

Digital Learning • Learning Support
Funding & Recognition
Mobile Learning
Professional Growth
Social Media
STEM • STEAM • STREAM

BROWSE FOCUS AREAS

GET OUR NEWSLETTERS

Please select



T4T Subscribe Home Page