The Science standards reflect a new vision for science education that connects scientific knowledge, in authentic ways, to real-world problem solving and innovation. The standards forefront scientific practices that use and go beyond the inquiry process to arrive at reasoned and justifiable rationales for interpretations of phenomena/events.
Now Available in Spanish! Guides to the Colorado Academic Standards
To help families and communities better understand the goals and outcomes of the Colorado Academic Standards, kindergarten through high school guides are available for all content areas.
Create and submit a 1 to 2 minute video that shows how achieving one or more of the Grand Challenges for Engineering will lead to a more sustainable, healthy, secure, and/or joyous world! The Grand Prize of $25,000 will go to the most inspiring video. The E4U2 Video Contest is open for video submissions from January 5, 2015 to March 2, 2015. Visit www.e4uvideocontest.org to learn more!
Applications are now OPEN National Youth Science Camp
Start encouraging your high school seniors to apply for the 2015 National Youth Science Camp. Applications are now open. For more information on the camp, click here.
Apply NOW for these Teacher Awards!
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. Nominate an outstanding secondary science teacher (grades 7-12) or apply at: www.paemst.org beginning this fall.
Colorado teacher-authored instructional units are on our website. Hundreds of teachers from 116 school districts participated in workshops for the creation of Colorado Academic Standards-based curriculum overviews and instructional units.
Congratulations to Benjamin Magtutu from Delta High School in Delta, CO for becoming a 2014 Shell Science Lab Challenge district finalist and winning $8,500 for his school's science lab!
If you are new to Colorado or are just interested in learning about the overarching headlines regarding Science education, this one page reference sheet is a good place to begin! Use the navigation links on the right side to read even more about the exciting world of Science education in Colorado!
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