• Preparing to Implement PA STEELS K-12 Science Standards

     

    To better prepare the science educators in your school district for implementing the shifts in science instruction entailed in the PA STEELS standards, the AIU's Math & Science Collaborative has constructed possible paths for your district to follow as you shift from “learning about” to “figuring out” as the normative culture in K-12 science classrooms.

  • Make the case for moving from "learning about" to "figuring out”; Create a plan for shifts in science teaching & learning; Im

     

    The graphic above provides an overview of the phases your district should follow for a successful implementation of the K-12 science standards within the PA STEELS standards. Below, you will find more details for each of the four phases of science standards implementation. Each tab links to relevant science engagement opportunities for professional learning geared toward that phase. This information is also available as a PDF flowchart. Please contact Dr. Corinne Murawski with any questions.

Click the numbered tabs below to navigate phases:

1. MAKE THE CASE →

2. CREATE A PLAN →

  • Create a plan for shifts in science teaching and learning

     

    Embark on the planning process for the strategic implementation of phenomenon-based, three-dimensional science instruction in your school or district that is aligned with the K-12 science standards in PA STEELS.

    • Collaborate with peers.

    • Design your professional learning.

    View relevant engagement opportunities geared toward Phase 2

     

3. IMPLEMENT THE PLAN →

4. SUSTAIN THE IMPLEMENTATION