The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is actively reviewing and evaluating new curriculum resources to support our kindergarten through eighth grade science program.
This adoption process was presented as part of our two-year plan to address academic achievement post COVID-19. The New Jersey Student Learning Standards - Science call for the adoption of resources that will engage students deeply in the content by presenting high-quality tasks, student-driven learning opportunities, and digitally supported resources for stronger home-school partnerships.
The Science Textbook Adoption Committee, comprised of parents, teachers and educators, has been established to review available resources in order to redesign our instructional rollout for the 2023-2024 school year. The committee is utilizing an evaluation rubric to score each resource in domains ranging from standards and content to differentiation and equity and the home-school connection. You can review a copy of the evaluation rubric here.
The committee is actively engaged in the process. Please refer to the timeline below.
Once two curricular resources are chosen, the committees will engage the greater Teaneck community in a full program resource review.
For more information about this initiative, please contact Rolando Monserrat, Supervisor of Science, Engineering and Technology at [email protected]