• Curriculum Development for Science

    Teachers know best about what works in the classroom. This is why the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) establish what students need to learn, but they do not dictate how teachers should teach. Instead, schools and teachers decide how best to help students reach the standards. 
     
    The State of Delaware does not mandate the use of any particular curriculum. As always, teachers can develop their own lesson plans and choose materials; however, curriculum must be aligned to the appropriate grade-level standards. 
     
     
     Stubbs Teachers with Students  
     
  • Literacy in Science

    Provides an overview of the reading and writing standards for literacy in science.

    Concept Organizers

    • Science and Technical Subjects
      Assists teachers in aligning science instruction to the Common Core State Standards in ELA. These Literacy Concept Organizers are a resource from which teachers can select appropriate  Knowledge , Understandings , and  Dos  to develop their own unit(s) of instruction. 
    • Literacy Design Collaborative
      Incorporates literacy into middle and high school content areas. Allows educators to build content on top of a coherent approach to literacy. Designed to make literacy instruction the foundation of the core subjects.

    For more information on Science education in Delaware, contact Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development at 302-735-4180.