“If neither nature, nor science, not technology is constrained by single disciplines, why is science education still compartmentalized?”
Sandy Simon, Ph.D.
Lab Head, Cellular biophysics, The Rockefeller university, NYC
ENGINEERED TO EASE TRANSITIONS
Gone are the days of silos. STE(A)M is interconnected, international, and interdisciplinary, and there is no going back. We are the only learning designers who address all the rigorous content required by traditional secondary and Community College/Polytechnic schools into a completely new lifelong-learning architecture driven by current global contexts that cross-cut a variety of STEM disciplines—within the same amount of time as conventional courses.
EXPERTS BELIEVE IN OUR APPROACH
Since 2000 we have collaborated with STEM researchers, master educators, university professors, local and national policymakers, and everyday classroom teachers in a cycle of ongoing improvement. Jay McTighe, co-author of the Understanding by Design series, comments: “The EduChange science curriculum is conceptually sound, authentically rigorous and genuinely engaging. In fact, I think the term ‘elegant’ is in order! My commendation to you and your team for developing this rich curriculum.”
STUDENTS REFLECT ON GROWTH, PREPARATION & RELATABILITY
12 YEARS OF IMPLEMENTATION & ITERATION
INCREASING RIGOR EARLIER DECREASES STRESS LATER
We understand that the pressure of national and program-based exams heighten teacher & learner anxiety. If you prefer or are required to prepare students for those exams, Integrated Science is the perfect non-test-prep precursor to AP, IB/DP and other test-prep courses. And those who know the IB program quickly see how Integrated Science is a great fit for MYP. Read about our program as it maps to the ACT exam – Science section.
One high principal comments that Integrated Science “ is very strong in terms of content and intellectual rigor, in terms of asking kids to make choices and decisions in collecting and evaluating data. They’re really figuring things out.”
Curriculum standards seem to get more complex, and multiple sets of standards intersect at the high school level. We provide detailed alignments and accompanying PD for our program, helping teachers move away from a ‘checklist’ approach to standards, and towards successful execution in classrooms.
STUDENT-DESIGNED PROJECTS: FROM PLANNING TO PUBLICATION
The Integrated Science Program favors the principles and premises of Project-based and Problem-based learning. Classroom instruction & assessment prepares students in the collaborative, research, questioning, communication, design and analytical skills they need to design their own projects. All the Science & Engineering Practices wrapped up in a long-term, authentic experience!
We partner with The Journal of Emerging Investigators (JEI) to give students an authentic capstone experience whenever they are ready. JEI runs an online, scientifically peer-reviewed journal designed specifically for middle and high school students. They accept manuscripts from every STEM discipline, and students can engage in peer review with Ph.D. candidates at TWO different points in the process: once during their design process, and again after they submit their manuscript. Click each image below to look closely.