All teachers at Assumption Catholic School attended a two day professional development on the Next Generation Science Standards. ACS sought out the expertise of the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City for practical advice. The instructor, Ms. Morse, provided the teachers with many opportuities to try a variety of experiments to facilitate the new style of learning.
With the new standards, teaching science is three dimensional. The teachers became familiar with the three strands of NJSLS – Science: 1)Disciplinary Core Ideas, 2)Science and Engineering Practices and 3) Crosscutting Concepts.
The NJSLS Science Standards will be fully implemented in September and all ACS’s Principal and teachers are ready!