OpenSciEd Elementary Field Test Launch Summer 2023

The OpenSciEd Elementary Field Test launched this August on the beautiful Washington State University, Vancouver campus. Over seventy elementary teachers from across the state participated in this three-day project launch learning about the high-quality OpenSciEd instructional materials. K-5 grade teachers were immersed as adult learners digging into the Round 1 instructional units in preparation for field testing in the fall of 2023.

Lesson 1 A Place for Plovers 2nd Grade Erosion Unit

Lesson 1 A Place for Plovers 2nd Grade Erosion Unit

This field test is part of a collaborative development process led by OpenSciEd, in which a group of state education agencies, school districts, classroom educators, and science curriculum developers is creating research-based, open-source science instructional materials that align to A Framework for K-12 Science Education (the Framework) and the Washington State Science Learning Standards. Contributing to this effort will provide teachers with access to high quality instructional resources and dynamic professional learning that gives all students in your district a chance to experience equitable science instruction.

This project is a statewide effort involving all nine Educational Service Districts and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction working with support of the ClimeTime initiative to bring high-quality science instruction to elementary school students throughout Washington State.

Round 2 of the OpenSciEd Field Test will begin in January of 2024 with the project units being revised and released to the public by 2026.

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