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.
Start encouraging your high school seniors to apply for the 2015 National Youth Science Camp. Applications open soon. For more information on the camp, please go to their website.
Apply NOW for these Teacher Awards!
Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring This is a Presidential award established by the White House in 1995. This award recognizes individuals and organizations from both public and private sectors who mentor persons from underrepresented populations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Submit a nomination or nominate someone for the upcoming competition by Friday, October 3, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. EDT.
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!
Colorado Department of Education's Response to the Next Generation Science Standards
The final version of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) was released on April 10, 2013. CDE is soliciting feedback.
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