Next Generation Science
A revolution in science education29-Feb-2016 (HI DOE Website)It is a priority for the Department to prepare students for the evolving field of science and ensure that they are equipped to tackle global problems. This is why, earlier this month, the BOE approved the adoption of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Science breakthroughs and discoveries keep the field of science in a constant evolution. Whether tackling global problems from pandemics to the state's limited resources, it takes the best and the brightest to bring forth solutions.
Adapting to these scientific changes is a priority for the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) and the motivation behind implementing a new educational approach called, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). NGSS promotes a deeper learning of science that is multi-dimensional and purposeful. It is anchored in three dimensions – Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Disciplinary Core Ideas. Students might be asked to complete a task or problem using multiple disciplines including mathematics, language arts and social studies to gain a comprehensive understanding or develop a solution.
For more information about NGSS, visit http://ngss.nsta.org.
Department Head Contact Information:
Science Teaching Staff
Deana Kackley - Physical Science
Melissa Keenan -Physical Science, Biology, Environmental Science
Katherine Roseguo -7th & 8th Grade
Elena Goldsmith - Chemistry
Brent Ryan - Marine Science