The Integrated Science Program is a multi-year program for Ages 13-20 implemented during science class.
It removes disciplinary silos & leverages authentic contexts to make formal science learning as exciting as real-world STEM.
And it’s powered by PBL, UDL, competency-based assessment and the sciences of learning & development (SoLD).
Educators want to do more interdisciplinary teaching. Students crave real-world relevance, and all “wicked” problems span multiple disciplines. Place-based, contextualized learning better prepares students for university, careers, citizenship and caregiving.
But 90% of the time, “integrated” or “interdisciplinary” courses are just a smorgasbord: a little of this and a little of that. Concepts & skills don’t always mesh. Rigor is rare. Designing high-quality integrated curricula is actually difficult.