New Visions Science Curriculum
When selecting materials for their classroom, science teachers have to consider a multitude of factors: quality of hands-on experiences, rigorous conceptual development, integration of literacy skills, and alignment to year-end exams, to name a few.
"During my first couple of years teaching, I struggled to keep my students engaged as we jumped from topic to topic, sometimes without clear connections between them. This curriculum helped to solve that problem. Each unit begins with an exciting question that engages them. The students follow the question all the way through the unit which culminates in a final task around what they’ve learned.”
-Andrea Robinson, Living Environment and Earth Science teacher at All City Leadership Secondary School in Brooklyn, NY
"I’ve always loved biology and Living Environment, but when I learned of the project I was really excited about collaborating with other teachers. My school is really small and in my first year teaching there, I was the only science teacher, so I always felt I was reinventing the wheel. I really wanted to be part of a community of Living Environment teachers in order to create a dialogue and share resources.”
- Deborah McLaughlin, Living Environment teacher at the Business of Sports School in Manhattan